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State Tax Questions

Travel nurse state tax income information and frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions About State Income Tax

Taxes can pile up. It’s why American Traveler offers a Tax Advantage Plan to put more money in the pockets of travel nurses  -- so that they can dine, shop, have fun and live life to the fullest while on assignment. Below are answers to commonly asked travel nurse job questions regarding state income tax and travel nurse salary. To learn more, consult a tax professional or call us at 800-884-8788. You’ll be glad you did.

State tax information for travel nurse jobs

Do travel nurses pay state income tax in states where they work?

It is common practice for states that charge income tax to tax travel nurses even though they might not be permanent residents of that state.

How many states have state income tax?

Presently Alaska, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming don’t tax travel nurse salary. That leaves 41 states that do.

What is the percentage of state income tax that can be deducted from a travel nurse paycheck?

The amount varies from state to state. The most direct answer to that question can be obtained by calling the taxing authority in that state. Or you could call the tax professional that does your travel nurse income taxes every year. If you don’t have one, ask a friend, family member or colleague for a referral.

Do travel nurses pay state income tax in both the state they reside and the state where they work?

Some do. While others enjoy what are called reciprocity agreements between the travel nursing jobs state and the state where the travel nurse permanently resides (If both states levy income tax on workers). State with reciprocity agreements allow travel nurses to pay income tax to only one state. Agreements vary and each state’s taxing authority will have the answer.

Can travel nurse taxes be audited by both states?

It’s possible. By having a certified tax professional (it’s best to rely on a CPA) file your travel nurse taxes every year you can reduce chances for errors and audits. Moreover, CPAs assume responsibility for errors should you be subject to an audit, even if the audit is random.

How can I optimize my travel nurse jobs tax advantage?

First and foremost, when you file at the end of the year consult a tax expert to ensure you claim all your rightful deductions. Travel nursing pay is high, so getting your taxes done by a pro for $150-$250 is worth every penny. It often makes a difference in how much money you might owe or get back.

Second, talk to an American Traveler Consultant regarding our Tax Advantage Plan, which puts more money in travel nurses paycheck every week - up to $10,000 a year for some!  Call 800-884-8788 today.

"Keep all receipts related to your expenses as a travel nurse. Get in the habit of logging expenses daily. This will help optimize deductions at the end of the year and keep your filings accurate." – American Traveler Payroll Department

For more on how state income tax impacts travel nurse salary seek the advice of a tax professional who is familiar with filing state income taxes for travel nurses. For general questions and answers on salary, travel nurse job and therapist jobs, send us a quick question, call 800-884-8788, or apply online today.

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