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I have my main residency in South Carolina (wife there , working, etc) I have been working in Arizona for the last 6 months and getting ready o return to SC. I still have car registration and DL in employer however needed a local address and I am staying with family. So, state withholding I am sure has been paid to Arizona. Can I have this changed? Do I need to file in both states with slpit income? Just looking for some guidance. Thanks


Thanks for your question.

You can have the withholding changed, but you will have to file an AZ return.

You will have to file in SC as a full year resident, reporting all your income to SC.  You can take a credit on the SC return for taxes paid to AZ.

Because you earned income while physically in AZ, you will have to file a non-resident return in AZ, reporting the earnings you received from working in AZ.

Hope this helps.

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I can answer questions on personal income taxes, partnerships, and some corporate income taxes. I can deal with some state tax questions. Limited gift and estate tax questions. I am also familiar with ministerial and church tax reporting issues. I am Professor Emeritus at Florida Southern College. Sales taxes and property taxes are state and local issues so I am not likely be be able to give you an in depth answer on those types of taxes. I have maintained a CPA practice, specializing in tax, for over 35 years. I am a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals, The Florida Insititute of CPA's, The NCPE Fellowship. In addition I am a Certified Mentor for SCORE. Visit my website at I also offer seminars and consultations to churches and clergy on their tax issues at Also visit my blog, I am listed on Tax Connections at Prepare and file your own taxes at


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