Do I need to file a State tax return?
Updated: Jan 13
Well... that depends! And we are here to help you figure it out.
Now if you're thinking you're only due to receive a small refund from your state, or you departed or returned from offshore to a State in the calendar year you may be tempted not to file, especially if it costs more to file your state than what you'd get back from them.
However, this decision can come back to haunt you later. State tax law – not your refund amount – determines whether or not you're required to file.
Many states require that you file a state tax return if you filed a federal return, regardless of your anticipated refund amount.
Select your state for info about their filing requirements (or state contact information if they don't provide their filing requirements online).
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