We don't really have a category for this kind of thing, so I thought "Career Development" might be the best bet. Any of you pros that have been doing this for decades have any advice?
So it's that time of year, again. Like most people, taxes annoy the heck out of me and it is no doubt even more confusing for people in our industry that are frequently freelancers and other non-normal employee statuses. So, I am trying to fill out my taxes by myself, like I do every year, and am coming up on one little snag. I don't really want to dish out the dough to go to a CPA just because of one line I don't understand. I'll start with the basics and maybe later if someone is willing to help me I will get into the specific line that is messing with me.
I live in New York City, however, like everyone else, I travel all over the country doing jobs. My basic question is, which state gets my taxes? I have a 1099-MISC form from an out of state gig I did where I got the usual "Nonemployee Compensation" design fee. So, do I owe the income taxes to the state where I was working or New York or both? I hope it's not both. I'm already paying out the a** in New York City taxes...
That's the gist of it. Anyone want to give me a hand?