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Our local VITA team ran into a problem this week -- spent a day e-mailing with TaxSlayer support -- tried their "solution," which resulted in two state returns being rejected. At this point, we are just going to file paper state returns as necessary. But if anyone here has some ideas, I'd love to hear them.

Our community in Idaho borders Wyoming. Many Idahoans work in Wyoming. Because Wyoming has no state income tax, most Wyoming employers do not withhold for Idaho, nor do they have any state EIN or identifier for Idaho.

If a person is a full-year resident of Idaho there are no problems -- all the Wyoming income gets appropriately allocated to Idaho. If a person lives and works in Wyoming and moves into Idaho mid-year, there is no way to tell TaxSlayer to allocate x months of that income for Idaho -- TaxSlayer calculates $0 tax owed to Idaho.

TaxSlayer support told us to adjust the state fields of the W-2 with the proper amount to allocate to Idaho. We could not leave the state EIN blank, so we put in "partyear." These returns were rejected by the state with a code of ELECDD -- for which I can find no explanation.

Is this situation just too hard for TaxSlayer and a paper return is the only way? Has anyone here even run into this situation before? Can anyone tell me what the ELECDD code means?

Thank you for any suggestions you might have.

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