Multi-state Tax Headache!

Anyone else out there filing taxes in multiple states? Anyone going crazy with it?

Taylor lived in MI Oct 2007-Oct 2008, but all taxes for 2008 were calculated and paid for CA (where he was living when he was hired by his airline in late 2007) Despite numerous requests, his airline refused to let him update his address of record until TWO WEEKS AGO. We didn’t think it was too big of a problem at first because his parents own the house we lived in (in CA) and always forwarded our mail. Then we realized that it was a tax issue also…but too late. His payroll department say the funds have already been transmitted to CA, and they can’t recall the funds. Unfortunately, when we enter that we were a non-resident all year, all the software can deduce is that we are military, and it just gets uglier from there.

I lived in MI from Jan 2008-Dec 2008, but TaxAct won’t recognize my MI employment because we now live in GA. Even though my W2 has a MI address and the W2 has a MI employer ID number…it still calculates it as Georgia income. And we didn’t live in GA until Dec 31, 2008. Right now it shows that we’ll owe over $1700 in state taxes for states we didn’t even live in!

I think it’s time for professional help.

In addition…

Taylor’s February reserve started today, and he immediately got called out on a 4-leg overnight trip. The lame part is that it’s to ferry a plane from Detroit to Cincy. So he deadheads to from ATL to CVG, from CVG to DTW, lays over for 4 hours at DTW and ferries the flight to CVG, and deadheads back to ATL.He reports at 6:00 pm tonight, so I won’t get to see him after work today, and he doesn’t get home till after 9:00 pm for my birthday tomorrow.

This stinks.

At least he has the night of my birthday party off (where only 3 of 20 people invited are coming.)