State filing separately?
I work in MA and my wife works in NY (we live in NY) can we file jointly on the federal and separately on the NY state tax return?
- JssLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Normally, states require that you file in the same way you filed your federal tax return.
If you are present in a state, then any income earned during this period, must be reported to the state.
To your resident state, you must report your worldwide income for the year.