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I am a North Dakota resident earning wages in Montana. How do I file a Montana income tax return?

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I am a North Dakota resident earning wages in Montana. How do I file a Montana income tax return?

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Reciprocity North Dakota has income tax reciprocity agreements with the states of Minnesota and Montana. If certain conditions in the agreements are met, compensation for services is taxable only by the state of residence.

Minnesota and Montana residents If you are a resident of Minnesota and maintain a permanent home in Minnesota to which you return at least once each month during the time you work in North Dakota, the compensation you receive for personal or professional services performed in North Dakota is not taxable by North Dakota. If you are a resident of Montana, wages you receive for work performed in North Dakota are not taxable by North Dakota. If you received wages covered by reciprocity, and your employer withheld North Dakota income tax of $5.00 or more from them, you must file a North Dakota individual income tax return at the end of the tax year to obtain a refund of the amount withheld.

If this applies to you and you do not have any other gross income from North Dakota sources, complete Form ND-1 as follows:

1. Complete the applicable items at the top of Form ND-1, page 1 (through line E), as instructed.

2. For item F, fill in the circle next to “MN/MT RECIPROCITY” at the top of Form ND-1, page 1. Also enter “MN” or “MT”, whichever applies, in the space under “State.”

3. Leave lines 1 through 25 blank.

4. Fill in the amount of the North Dakota income tax withheld on lines 26, 28, 29, and 32.

5. File Form ND-1 with a copy of your federal return and Form W-2s showing North Dakota income tax withholding.

If your wages are covered by reciprocity and you do not want your employer to withhold North Dakota income tax from them, you must obtain and complete Form NDW-R and give it to your employer.

North Dakota residents If you are a resident of North Dakota and maintain a permanent home in North Dakota to which you return at least once each month during the time you work in Minnesota, the compensation that you receive for personal or professional services performed in Minnesota is not taxable by Minnesota. Also, wages you receive for work performed in Montana while a resident of North Dakota are not taxable by Montana.

If you received wages covered by reciprocity and your employer withheld Minnesota or Montana income tax from them, you must file an income tax return with the applicable state to obtain a refund of the amount withheld. If your wages are covered by reciprocity and you do not want your employer to withhold Minnesota or Montana tax from them, you must give your employer a properly completed Minnesota Form MW-R or Montana Form MT-R, whichever applies. For assistance and forms, contact:

• Minnesota Department of Revenue

Email: individual.incometax@state. mn.us

Phone: (651) 296-3781

Website: revenue.state.mn.us

Montana Department of Revenue

Email: DORCustomerAssistance @mt.gov

Phone: (406) 444-6900

Website: revenue.mt.gov

 


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