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Old 02-05-2008, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Chaos Central
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I live in NH but work in MA. I refuse to pay MA tax because even though NH doesn't have an income tax, all of our other taxes are higher to make up for it.
I'll be in a similar situation this year.
I guess I'll try running the taxes several different ways in Tax Cut (buying an extra state) and see what happens. Not sure I really want to risk an audit by refusing to pay taxes. The penalty could be more expensive than paying the tax!
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Old 04-11-2008, 04:45 AM
 
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Default Jorick

I'm about to face this same situation as my company is moving to MA (why they'd move out of NH is beyond me.....). I do *not* relish the idea of giving MA any of my money.........so I like what you wrote, but......

how did you get your employer to agree to not take out MA tax, if they're a MA employer?

and, why would you buy gas in MA if you live on the NH/MA border, when the price of gas goes up the minute you cross into MA???????? (I also live on the border)
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:29 PM
 
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Red face help

just moved and started working in nh is there a state or federal income tax. I also live within walking distance of mass thanks chrissy





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I live in NH but work in MA. I refuse to pay MA tax because even though NH doesn't have an income tax, all of our other taxes are higher to make up for it.

I told my company not to withhold any MA taxes from my paycheck. Then I sit back and don't do anything until the MA government sends me a letter stating that they need a tax form from me (this happens every few years). So I fill out a nonresident tax form and fill in $0 for my income and send it in to them. They accept the form without question.

The issue here is not only having to pay taxes twice but also taxation without representation, which is unconstitutional. I can't vote in MA so I have no representation in that state. Therefore I don't have to pay income tax to the state.

But so as to not upset anybody who thinks I'm getting off scott free, I'm not. I pay road use taxes through the gas tax (I always buy my gas in MA since I live only a couple hundred yards from the MA border). I pay sales taxes when I buy stuff in the state. So I do help support the state, just not through income taxes.
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:49 AM
 
Location: The State of Rhode Island, Presented by Dunkin' Donuts
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I live in NH but work in MA. I refuse to pay MA tax because even though NH doesn't have an income tax, all of our other taxes are higher to make up for it.

I told my company not to withhold any MA taxes from my paycheck. Then I sit back and don't do anything until the MA government sends me a letter stating that they need a tax form from me (this happens every few years). So I fill out a nonresident tax form and fill in $0 for my income and send it in to them. They accept the form without question.

The issue here is not only having to pay taxes twice but also taxation without representation, which is unconstitutional. I can't vote in MA so I have no representation in that state. Therefore I don't have to pay income tax to the state.

But so as to not upset anybody who thinks I'm getting off scott free, I'm not. I pay road use taxes through the gas tax (I always buy my gas in MA since I live only a couple hundred yards from the MA border). I pay sales taxes when I buy stuff in the state. So I do help support the state, just not through income taxes.
If you ever get audited, you will owe all of the back taxes plus interest and penalties. What you're describing is tax evasion (illegal), not to be confused with tax avoidance (legal).

If you work in MA -- as I did last year -- you owe income tax in MA. Voting has nothing to do with it. Sorry about that....
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:03 AM
 
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I work in RI, I live in MA but the company is based in NY. Do I have to file 3 state tax returns
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:29 PM
 
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I work in RI, I live in MA but the company is based in NY. Do I have to file 3 state tax returns
no
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:55 PM
 
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I live in NH but work in MA. I refuse to pay MA tax because even though NH doesn't have an income tax, all of our other taxes are higher to make up for it.

I told my company not to withhold any MA taxes from my paycheck. Then I sit back and don't do anything until the MA government sends me a letter stating that they need a tax form from me (this happens every few years). So I fill out a nonresident tax form and fill in $0 for my income and send it in to them. They accept the form without question.

The issue here is not only having to pay taxes twice but also taxation without representation, which is unconstitutional. I can't vote in MA so I have no representation in that state. Therefore I don't have to pay income tax to the state.

But so as to not upset anybody who thinks I'm getting off scott free, I'm not. I pay road use taxes through the gas tax (I always buy my gas in MA since I live only a couple hundred yards from the MA border). I pay sales taxes when I buy stuff in the state. So I do help support the state, just not through income taxes.
I hope the IRS reads this information, contacts the webmaster of this website and track your ip address. I hope you pay every dime to Massachusetts plus penalties.
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