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Non-Resident Definition

February 3, 2015

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Term Definition
An individual whose permanent home is in a different location than where they work.

Extended Definition
In the context of U.S. payroll, non-residents usually refer to an employee who lives in a different state than the workplace location. This could be on a temporary basis for a contract assignment, or a permanent basis, where the employee lives close to the state border. Each state has rules for calculating and withholding state income tax for these non-resident employees.

Related Training Articles:
Non-resident Certificates for Employees in Other States
Multi-State Income Tax Withholding

 

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