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Old 03-26-2009, 07:23 PM
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I work in Maryland although my family still lives in PA. I pay state tax for both states and MD is actually higher than PA. When I worked in OH 2 years ago, they returned almost all state tax since my home address is in PA. How can I get MD to return my tax like OH did?

Thanks for any information,
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Old 03-27-2009, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Between Frederick and Westminster
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wfz, your employer shouldn't be withholding the MD state tax on you, only the PA (your place of residence). To get your MD tax back, I believe there will be a "W" something form to fill out. Or you might have to file a MD tax return. You may be able to download the pdf file from the state website.

Regardless, get your employer to stop withholding tax for both states.
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Yeah, something is wrong. You should only be paying for PA taxes, not MD taxes. That's how it's supposed to be done. As long as the state you live in and the state you work in have one of those tax agreements, then you just fill out the forms in the state you reside in, not both states. The same should have applied to OH as well. People already pay enough in taxes (particularly in MD) so be sure to straighten this out.
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:20 AM
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Thank you all for the answer. I forgot to mention that I myself do live in an apartment in MD, and my company force me to use my MD address. I commute in the weekends. Does that make a difference?

Thanks,
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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If you're living in an apartment in MD and your company is using that as your official address, then you are no longer an out of state worker. I believe you would be just paying income taxes in MD and none to PA. If you own real estate in PA or OH then you'd still pay the real estate taxes, but I don't think you'd be subject to income taxes since you are now, technically, a resident of MD. If you haven't converted over your license and plates yet, you might want to get that done or else MD charges a ridiculous penalty.

If you're in a job that moves around a lot, the military, or something similar, you may have special rules that apply to you. As far as I understand tax law, you only ever pay income taxes to the state in which you reside. Check with someone at work. They probably have HR people that can help you out. Taxes are a lot of money so ask a professional, not anonymous forum people.
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