Asked in Tax Law for Illinois

Q: Traveling for work often in multiple states income tax?

Hello - as a Field Application Engineer with my company I often travel to any of the 50 states for up to 3 weeks at a time to work on various projects.

When I do this am I considered to be earning income in that state that I am working in? Or am I simply considered to be earning a paycheck from my company in whatever state I reside in?

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A: It sounds to me like you are making up problems for yourself. Concentrate on paying Uncle Sam and Illinois whatever income taxes owed and forget about the other 49 states. If there ever is a problem they will contact you.

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