I am a member of the National Guard living in LA. The W2 from my civilian job correctly states LA as my state of residence and deducted LA state income. During 2017 I was mobilized to Active duty in the middle east. However, the DOD has issued my 2017 W2 with all state deductions for the state of KS. As such, will I need to file a KS tax return to correct this issue? I have filed a request for a correction with DOD Finance 9-months ago and no resolution with them yet.
Yes, if you had any state tax withheld, you will need to file a nonresident return with the state of KS showing no income from KS sources in order to be refunded all the withheld tax.