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I was helping a friend with the taxes, and she has a nasty problem. She lived in NY state in 1997, and in late December moved to New Jersey. She was on maternity leave at the time. When she came back, she changed her address with Employer. By the time company processed that, it was late spring.

She only worked in NJ. But the company withheld both NY and NJ taxes, and more than that, the box for stage wages shows both NY and NJ amounts, and sum is 30% greater than the total income. I guess the company should correct W-2, right? What is the right way to handle this situation? If she can not resolve this very soon with the company, can she file NY state nonresident return with the NY wages of ZERO, even though her W-2 amount is 12K+?

I understand we don't deal here with state tax issues, but I need advice on how to make her company (AT&T) change her W-2 form.
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