therapist taxes

State Tax Questions for Travel Therapists

Whether you’re new to travel therapist jobs or just want to know a little bit more about how state income tax applies to your travel therapist salary, we’ve compiled some FAQs to help point you in the right direction. If a high-paying therapy job is what you’re looking for, take a moment to review the Travel Force Tax Advantage Plan. It could make a big difference in take home pay.

Frequently Asked State Tax Questions from Travel Therapists

Will my travel therapist salary be subject to state income tax in states where I work?

Yes, physical therapist salaries and travel therapy jobs income is taxable in worksite states, even though you may reside in another state.

How many states deduct state income tax from travel therapist salary?

Currently 41 U.S. States have a state income tax. However, Florida, Alaska, New Hampshire, Texas, NevadaTennessee, Washington, Wyoming, South Dakota don’t tax travel therapy jobs or physical therapist salaries.

How much state income tax is deducted from therapy jobs pay?

Amounts vary from state to state. The question is best answered by contacting the taxing authority in that state. You could also call the tax professional that files your taxes every year. If you don’t have one, ask a friend, family member or fellow travel therapist for a referral.

Can my physical therapist salary get taxed in both the state I work and the state I reside?

Yes, it is possible to be taxed by both. However, many states enjoy reciprocity agreements that allow travel therapists to pay income tax to only one state. Agreements vary. Each state’s taxing authority will have the answer.

What is the state tax percentage amount that is deducted from travel therapy job paychecks?

Amounts vary from state to state. The question is best answered by contacting the taxing authority in the state you work and/or live. You could also call the tax professional that files your taxes every year. If you don’t have one, ask a friend, family member or fellow travel therapist for a referral.

What is the best way to file state income tax?

As a high-salaried therapist, it’s worth paying a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) $150-$250 to do your taxes at the end of the year. This way you can ensure that you get all the deductions you’re entitled to and are covered if you’re subject to random audits by taxing authorities in one or both states.

Will a Tax Advantage Plan boost my take home travel therapist salary?

Yes. Talk to a Travel Force recruiter regarding the company’s Tax Advantage Plan, which puts more disposable income in therapists’ pockets every week - up to $10,000 a year for some!  Call 800-617-0608 to see if you qualify.