Questions & Answers

Do I qualify for taxes paid to another state if I work in Montana or Minnesota?

Did you work in Montana?

If you worked in Montana while you were a resident of North Dakota, the wages you receive for this work are not taxable by Montana. If this applies to you, but your employer withheld Montana income tax from your wages, do not claim this credit. Instead, file a Montana individual income tax return to obtain a refund of the Montana income tax withheld.

Income other than wages from Montana sources--You may be eligible for this credit if you are required to pay income tax to Montana on income other than wages, provided you earn or receive the income while a North Dakota resident.

Did you work in Minnesota?

If you worked in Minnesota while you were a resident of North Dakota, the wages you receive for this work are not taxable by Minnesota if you maintained a home in North Dakota and returned to this home at least once per month. If this applies to you, but your employer withheld Minnesota income tax from your wages, do not claim this credit. Instead, file a Minnesota individual income tax return to obtain a refund of the Minnesota income tax withheld.

Income other than wages from Minnesota sources--You may be eligible for this credit if you are required to pay income tax to Minnesota on income that is not covered by the income tax reciprocity agreement between North Dakota and Minnesota, provided you earn or receive the income while a North Dakota resident.

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