Hello Good People,
Question on Taxes:
-I’m signing onto a vessel.
-My contract is appx. 6 months long
-For appx. 3 months of that contract I will be sailing from Maine to Canada for various voyages.
-For the other portion of the contract I will be singularly in the state of Maine, as a seafarer on that vessel.
-Heading out of the harbor for a few hours a day and doing general maintenance aboard her.
-I am a legal New Hampshire resident, which has no state income tax.
~So for those 3 months of contract where I’m leaving Maine waters, I certainly have no obligation to pay Maine state income tax.
~But for the remainder of the contract, am I obliged to pay Maine state tax?
…or does my contract as a whole serve as a single table for where I get taxed?
~I’m looking at a W-4/Maine form wondering what I should have withheld from my taxes.
Thoughts? Experiences? Good tax lawyers? The pay is not that big, so every penny counts!