Possibly. Although the state taxing authorities generally follow federal rules, it is possible a worksite state might contend they should be reported as the tax home state requiring you to file a "resident" income tax return (as compared to "non-resident" return) in their state. This might be particularly true if you work most of a [...]
Yes, travel nurses may have state income tax filings in two or more states including their tax home state. If you are a tax savvy do-it-yourselfer, reasonably priced tax compliance software can expedite the process. Otherwise, we recommend you arrange for a tax professional to prepare these returns on your behalf. Each non-resident state filing [...]
Only the compensation a travel nurse earned from an assignment in the worksite state should be subject to tax in the worksite state. However, generally all income you earn (including out-of-state compensation) will be subject to tax in your home state. Your home state will generally provide you a full or partial credit for the [...]
Travel nurses will generally be required to file a state income tax return for the worksite state if it has a personal income tax. Assuming you are claiming an appropriate amount of exemptions on Form W-4, the required withholding on your compensation should approximate the return liability so that any payment or refund due on [...]
Is state income tax withholding required for the worksite state(s) and/or my state of residence (home state)?dcarlson2019-01-22T14:40:11-07:00
Most states subject travel nurses to taxation in the state where the work is performed regardless of the travel nurse's state of residence. Generally, there is no minimum work period in terms of days or weeks to avoid the worksite state taxation. Worksite state withholding might not apply if the income is below the state's [...]
The recruiter or the Payroll department should be able to respond to all such questions.
The form is designed to document the "business" mileage driven by the travel nurse so that the travel allowance paid can be treated as nontaxable compensation. "Business" miles include the miles to and from the tax home, to the assignment housing, and the workday round trip from the assignment lodging to the client's worksite. As [...]
What if the nurse does not return to their tax home after the assignment, but instead drives directly to a new assignment?dcarlson2019-01-22T14:38:05-07:00
The travel nurse should submit the Travel Reimbursement form claiming the mileage driven from the ending assignment to the new assignment.
The allowance will be paid with the next regular paycheck if received by the payroll department on the Friday morning prior to the travel nurse's regular pay day.