State Tax Return

Filing a state US tax return

We offer the preparation & filing of a state tax return.


How do US state taxes work?

The US state tax is a tax that each state determines separately. It is usually in the range of 3-5%. In some states, this tax is not even payable, which means there is no need to file a tax return. The amount of tax overpayment for state tax returns varies from state to state, and for this, we have prepared an article that will give you more detailed information about the tax system in your state.

You can find the article in our blog HERE.

Tax reform 2017

The tax reform in 2017 had almost no impact on US state taxes. Since the reform was approved at the federal level, and the autonomous states in the US are governed by their tax laws. They have not been affected in any way. Of course, every state has the right to adapt its laws to the federal ones, so some states may change it in the future.

Is filing a US tax return mandatory?

Yes and no. Each state has its own rules, but if you have paid state taxes, you will probably be entitled to a refund. In this case, filing a state return is convenient for you.

What do you need to file a US state tax return?

W-2 form - this is a form that your employer is required to submit to you no later than January 31st last year. This form contains all summary information about your wages, taxes paid, etc. If you cannot access the W-2 form, eg. if your employer does not communicate with you, the last paycheck from your employer can serve as a replacement. However, we recommend that you do everything possible to receive your W-2 form. The tax office may refuse the paycheck as proof of your income and taxes paid.

Social Security Number - A 9-digit number that you receive from US authorities when you work in the US. Without a valid SSN, filing a tax return is impossible.

How long does it take to get an overpayment?

The federal tax refund is usually refunded within 4-12 weeks. In certain cases, if the tax authority chooses a specific tax return for a random audit, this period may be extended.

Have taxes sent by check or to a US bank account?

If you still own a US bank account, this option is a better option. For the first time, you will receive your tax refund faster and avoid the risk that your refund check will be lost during shipping. Importantly, you can only send a tax overpayment to an account that is on your behalf, otherwise, your bank may decline it and will significantly increase your time to access your money.