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John Goshen

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My client is a commercial fisherman.  He fishes for a share of the scallop catch.  I'm fine with the federal tax return.  My question concerns state income tax.  In what state or states does he have a liability to file a return.  The boats are registered in the Ports of Cape May, NJ, Point Pleasant, NJ, New Bedford, MA, Newport News, VA, etc.  The boats pack out (sell the catch) at various packing houses in these ports.  Sometimes the boats even pack out in Newport, RI (it's a cheap get away if you live on the boat while it's tied up).   My fisherman is a resident of Pennsylvania.  

  
MikeL

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John,
My initial thinking is that he would have to file in each state where income is produced if the filing requirements are met as a non-resident.
He would then take a credit on his resident tax return in Pennsylvania.

Would be good to review if fishermen have any tax benefits in each of the states also.

Mike 
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