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Old 10-23-2009, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Lake Wylie, SC
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Hello All,

We live in SC (just moved here) and my husband works in Charlotte. The HR person at his company claims that because we live in SC, his paychecks should have SC income tax withheld and NOT NC income tax. I don't think this is right. (Especially since for the last 5 months we lived in Ohio and he worked in Charlotte. Should we have been paying Ohio income tax instead of NC? No, of course not.)

Can someone who works in NC and lives in SC verify? I know I will have to file tax returns in BOTH states, but I believe withholdings should ONLY be in the state where he works. Am I right?

Thanks for any advice or input.

Pam

Last edited by SilverSagess; 10-23-2009 at 03:21 PM.. Reason: adding more info
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:07 PM
 
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You pay the income tax of the state in which you reside but the unemployment tax of the state in which you work.
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:37 PM
 
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When I worked in NC my employer took out NC taxes and I had to file on North Carolina and South Carolina received a copy of the NC filing along with a SC form ... just to be sure I was paying taxes somewhere. LOL

Here is the SC Dept of Revenue website.

SC Department of Revenue

This is under Individual Income FAQs and that is how my tax guy handled my return each year.

Q. What are the filing requirements for a South Carolina resident working in another state?

A. As a resident of South Carolina, you are taxed on all your income regardless of where it is earned. In order to avoid double taxation, South Carolina would allow a tax credit for the taxes that you had to pay to the other state on the wages earned in that state. For South Carolina purposes, you would file the SC1040 with the SC1040TC. A copy of the other state’s return and federal return must be attached to the filing of the South Carolina return.
Code Sections 12-6-2220(6), 12-6-3400
Last revised 12/11/07
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Old 10-24-2009, 11:08 PM
 
Location: G'vlle
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I live in SC and work in Charlotte, and I have NC income tax taken out of my check only. When I have my taxes done, I do have to file with both states but you do not pay taxes for both states because one becomes a credit for the other.
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Old 10-25-2009, 07:16 AM
 
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I too live in SC and work in Charlotte. You are taxed by where you work, therefore you get taxed by NC state. However, SC wants a cut of that (of course) and when you file you must do it for both states. Which is kind of funny since I actually recieved some money back a few weeks ago becasue I paid too much to SC.

On the plus side NC has a higher unemployment insurance payout if you should be so unfortunate.
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Old 10-25-2009, 09:08 AM
 
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Well I guess they do things differently in the Carolinas then. I work in NJ and live in NY. I pay NY state income tax and NJ state unemployment insurance.
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:39 AM
 
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Same here, I filed both states last year but the amount you pay to NC becomes a credit to SC. So it actually worked out in my favor nicely last year.
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Lake Wylie, SC
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Thank you. This was exactly the info I was looking for. I didn't make sense to me to withhold for SC instead of NC. Thanks for all of the replies everyone.
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Overland Park, KS
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Live in SC, work in NC as well. I paid NC and the tax man filed whatever he needed. Taxes in SC were less and I got an overall state refund.
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:57 AM
 
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Default How does SC get the money?

If you work in NC, and NC withholds the taxes, do they send the money to SC when you file the SC form?

Several folks here have said it is a credit to SC. Is that just a paper credit or does SC actually get the money directly from NC?

thanks,
sandy
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