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You’re probably eager to put 2020 behind you, but unfortunately, at least one aspect of this tumultuous year is going to linger into the next one.

Tax season 2021 is primed to be a confusing one, with a laundry list of new considerations to take into account. For the millions of Americans who lost their jobs, were relegated to working from home or taking on gig work to make ends meet, there are potential tax ramifications to the changes we made in our lives to accommodate COVID-19.

Come April, your income taxes might look a little (or a lot) different. Here’s what to keep in mind now so you’re not surprised by a big bill.

Residency rules will cause confusion

Let’s say you decamped from an apartment in a big city to a summer house for a few months this year, or moved back into your childhood home halfway across the country.

If you live and work in different states (even if you’ve been telecommuting) you could get hit with tax bills from both places. “In some cases, there will be technical tax liabilities owed in both jurisdictions,” says Garrett Watson, senior policy analyst at the Tax Foundation.

Watson says that some states do credit you for the taxes you pay to another state, or make special exceptions for metro areas where state-to-state commuting is common, like Washington, D.C. workers who live in the surrounding suburbs of Maryland and Virginia. But not all of them do. (Notably, the tri-state greater New York City area does not have any of these so-called reciprocal agreements,” so Manhattan commuters who live in New Jersey and Connecticut have to pay taxes to both states.)

Lawmakers recognize this is going to be a headache for people across the country because so many people spent time working from home — whether their primary home, weekend home or the home of friends or relatives. They’re currently wrangling with this question and trying to come up with a fix but as of now, haven’t reached any kind of resolution, says Craig Wild, senior partner at Wild, Maney & Resnick, LLP.