NYS requires a nonresident to file if there is NY source income
and NY AGI as measured as if you were a resident exceeds the NY
standard deduction. NY unemployment compensation is considered NY
So,, complete the IT-203 (nonresident return) through line 31.
Look at the NY AGI on Line 31 in the Federal column (not the NYS
amount column). If it is higher than your NY std deduction (see
table below Line 36), you have to file.
unemployment (due to a job the
Is the NY unemployment taxable in NJ? The NJ website says
Are unemployment or disability payments taxable for New Jersey gross
income tax purposes?
Unemployment compensation is not subject to New Jersey gross income
tax and should not be included on the New Jersey gross income tax
return. Likewise, temporary disability (including family leave
insurance benefits) received from the State of New Jersey or as third
party sick pay is not subject to New Jersey gross income tax and
should not be included on the New Jersey gross income tax return.
But I'm not sure if the first sentence means unemployment compensation
from any state, or unemployment compensation just from NJ.
Assuming it is taxable in NJ, then does he take a credit for taxes
paid to NY on the NJ return, or taxes paid to NJ on the NY return?