In 2014, I lived and went to school in MA (Jan-May). However, I got married in May and changed my official home address to NJ but still worked in MA (June-December). Am I supposed to pay taxes to both MA and NJ?=====>>>>>>>>>so did you work and live in MA for the whole of 2014?? in my opinion, unless you are treated as a part year resident of MA by MA state, you are still a full year resident of MA, and if you file MFS, then, you need to pay tax only to MA on your income that you earned in 2014 , june-dec. You do not need to pay tax to NJ as NJ is not a community pty state;however, aslongas you file your return as MFJ, then you need to pay taxes to MA and NJ. unless you physically moved to NJ from MA , you are a still full year resident of MA. Once you physically moved to NJ from MA during the year of 2014, then, you are a part year resident of NJ and part year resident of MA, in this case you do not need to report your income that you earned in MA to NJ and vice versa.
In my W-2, I have paid almost $4000 to MA and only $400 to NJ. When I enter my information into an online software it shows that I owe an additional $2000 to NJ. Please advice as I definitely do not want to pay more state taxes.========>>>>as mentioned above.you may provide me with more info in detail if you want