I have folks in Florida. What's the plan??
My fam lives in Dallas, L live in LA but have connections in NevadaWhatcha need lady?Email me if you need.
Eh...I was talking to someone who does taxes and she told me that those states don't charge state taxes and if you put one of them down as your home of record (being in the military) it helps, because otherwise you end up paying taxes to a state you don't even live in.I did some research though, and it looks like Uncle Sam put a stop to people being able to change their home of record so....never mind. It seemed like a good idea though. Thanks for the help ladies!
When you PCS, ask for one of those states. You can't change your home of record, but you CAN change your residence, once you live there. For instance, I'm originally from a state that charges OUT THE ASS in taxes. I ended up going to TX, but didn't look into it then. When I PCS'd to FL, I found out they didn't have state taxes either. I waited the six months until I was eligible, then changed my residence to FL. My home of record never changed, but they tax you based on where you RESIDE, not where you're originally from. The sweet part?? If you PCS again, you don't have to take on another residence. You can keep that residence as long as you're active military, regardless of where you live. So I stayed a FL resident after I PCS'd again and didn't pay a cent in state taxes until I got out. Most states only require you reside there for 6 months to be eligible to be a resident, so you know, if you come up on some kind of Navy training in say TX or FL, and it lasts about 6 months, go to their DMV and get a driver's license and you're golden.
Laki, you're so smart. I need more people like you in my life. :)
Oregon is also a state tax free state. I'm Cali and consider moving there at least twice a year every year!
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