I know a few on here are tax law type people, so maybe you can help...I don't have a CPA or anything to ask. I've looked this up all over the place and can't get a straightforward answer. I know that when I travel to another state, and work within that state, which I do often, I owe non-resident state taxes to that state. No problem. My question refers to just traveling to meetings. Before I ever go to do the work at a venue, I have to travel to that venue to do a site survey. Basically all I do is a attend a few meetings, walk around taking pictures and measurements, and inspecting the space. I don't actually perform any work. However, my employer counts that day as working in that state, meaning that I get taxed to that state rather than my home state. In a normal year, it doesn't bother me, because I end up working in the state, so filing the extra return is going to happen anyway. But, this year, I am doing the site survey in a separate tax year than when I will be doing the work. That means I would have to file a separate state, and possibly city, tax return...for a meeting. I'm just wondering if that's even necessary. Is it required for my employer to allocate that day to that state even if I'm not actually performing work there? This has gone on for a couple of years, and I'm hoping I can squash it.