Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Question:
Do out-of-state actors and athletes pay New York income tax on the money they earn performing and playing in the Empire State?Answer:
The short answer is, yes. Cary Ziter with the State Department of Taxation and Finance says that money is considered New York sourced income. Income earned within the state is taxed as income by the state.
In general, New York calculates your taxable income by multiplying your salary with a fraction.
The numerator is the number of days you rendered services for your group or team in New York State.
The denominator is the total number of days you spend working in, as well as out of New York State. Do you have a question for the Your Stories team? We'll try to answer it. Call 446-9900 or email email@example.com.