Some friends got w-2 from their employer and wonder how to file both federal and state tax. Here are my two cents but only applies to Chinese international students who is single, live in new york and had no other income(eg. stock dividend) other than wage.
Below is the list of docs you should download from IRS and NY finance department website
1040NR-EZ, 8843 from IRS
IT-201, IT-2 from NY finance department
O.K Let’s get started.
Line 3—-your wage – 5000(which is us-China treaty)
line 10 same with line 7
line 11- your state and city tax withholding
line 12-line 10 minus line 11
line 13- 3650 for year 2010
line 14—-line 12 minus line 13
line 15—- find the number in the tax table based on number in line 14
line 16—same with line 15
line 18a—-federal tax withheld on your w-s
line 21 —- same with line 18a
line 22 and 23a—–line 21 minus line 17
don’t forget to fill in your bank info on 23 b, 23d, 23c and sign your form.
article 20(c) is the tax treaty which should be filled in on line J(b)
send 1040NR-EZ together with form 8843 and w-2 to IRS.
NY state tax filing
line 15, 17—–5000
line 16—your wage
line18—-same with line 1
line 19,24, 33 same with line 1
line 34—7500 for year 2010
line 40, 43 —-check table on page 77
line 48—-check table on page 78
line 59, 62—-check table on page 81
line 69—-check table on page 83
line 72—your new sate tax withheld
line 73—-your new york city tax withheld
line 76—-L69 plus line 72 and 73
line 76 and 77—line 76 minus line 62
For IT-2, it accords with you w-2.
send your IT-201 and IT-2 to new york state finance department.