New York City tax and New York State tax can be confusing. If you’re a resident of the following, you are considered a resident of New York City and are subject to New York City Residency taxes:

  • Bronx
  • Brooklyn
  • Manhattan
  • Queens
  • Staten Island

When preparing your taxes, you might be required to pay your income tax as a New York State or New York City resident even if you don’t consider yourself a resident for other purposes. One of the most common misconceptions with residency audits is that you only need to fulfill one of the criteria for filing as a non-resident. Your primary residence being out of state isn’t always enough to free you from New York City or New York State taxes.

There are a number of factors that go into deciding where you’re required to file, and it’s important you file correctly to avoid paying double taxes or being audited in the case of failing to pay the full amount.

If you’re unsure how to claim residency on your taxes, consult a tax advisor who can determine your unique situation. Click here to schedule a free consultation with a tax expert.

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