Rhode Island 2011: Military Spouse State Wages Exclusion
When a military service member is stationed in Rhode Island, and their non-military spouse is not a resident of Rhode Island, the non-military spouse’s earnings are not taxed in Rhode Island.
Certain non-military spouses, who earned wages in Rhode Island while their spouse was stationed in the Rhode Island, may have filed an incorrect Rhode Island tax return.
TurboTax has fixed this issue.
How to tell if you may be impacted
You may be affected if ALL of the following are true:
- You filed a 2011 Rhode Island Income Tax Return prior to January 14, 2012 AND
- The military taxpayer is stationed in Rhode Island AND
- The non-military spouse is not a resident of Rhode Island AND
- That spouse had earnings in Rhode Island AND
- Those earnings were not excluded from Rhode Island income (Spouse’s earnings are not included in the amount on Schedule Line 2P, of your Rhode Island Schedule M, Modifications to Federal Adjusted Gross Income)
If you are affected, you may have overpaid your Rhode Island tax. You will need to amend your Rhode Island tax return.
You can make the corrections yourself.
- To do it yourself, please follow these step-by-step instructions.
- After you make the changes to your tax return, you will need to mail a copy of your amended state return.
- Your printed return will include instructions on how and where to mail it.
- If you need assistance, call us at the phone number in the email.
Or let us do the work for you.
- Please download and print this Authorization Form.
- Complete the form and fax it to us at the number printed at the top of the form.
- A TurboTax representative will contact you (within 15 days) when your corrected return is ready to be securely emailed back to you.
- You can print, sign, and mail the corrected return to the state taxing authority.
If you need to contact us, please use the phone number in the email from TurboTax and tell the representative you’re calling about the Rhode Island 2011: Military Spouse.