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?

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  • Jss
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    1 decade ago
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    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.

    Read: http://taxipay.blogspot.com/2008/06/working-in-two...

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