If you moved last year from one state to another, you probably had even more work to do because you had to register to vote and get a new driver’s license in the new state you reside in. Taxes, unfortunately, follows you everywhere.

But don’t worry about knowing the tax implications of moving to a new state — Our tax professionals at IRS Fresh Start Initiative will give you the tax deductions and credits you’re eligible for based on your entries. Here’s how to file your state taxes in multiple states.

Part-Year Resident Tax Return

For the year of your move, you’ll file a part-year resident tax return in each state but don’t worry, there’s no need to pay double the state tax. Each state taxes money earned in that state, although the majority of states do not tax income received in other states.

If that’s the case, you’ll split your income between the two-state tax returns. For example, if you moved on June 30, your income up to that date will be recorded on your previous state’s tax return, while your income after that day will be taxed by your current state of residence.

Reporting Income

A few states require that you report all your income for the year to that state if you are a resident at the end of the year. If you have to declare any of that income to your previous state as well, you may be concerned that you will be paying double state tax.

But don’t fret! You can claim a tax credit for taxes paid to your old state on the same income on your new state’s tax return. The extra tax on the income you had to submit to both states will be compensated by this tax credit.

Resolve Your Tax Bills

If you’ve found yourself in a nasty mess with the IRS, take a deep breath. For taxpayers who may have difficulty paying off an excessive amount of tax debt, there’s a new and improved relief program that consolidates many major relief programs into a one-size-fits-all assistance program. Any issues regarding back taxes, unfiled years, or any other tax-related problems may be solved through one program; the IRS Fresh Start Program!

How Simple Is Qualifying?

Considering that the Fresh Start Program is a federal program, you would think meeting the qualifications may be very difficult, but really, it’s a lot simpler and quicker than you think. Take the following steps in order to find out if you are eligible in as little as 3 minutes.

  1. Fill out some basic information about yourself and your back taxes here.
  2. Have a representative reach out to you to discuss your eligibility.
  3. Go through the enrollment process and finally reduce or eliminate your tax liabilities.