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Old 09-17-2018, 12:14 AM
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Complicated Scenario for Tax Novice

OK, first off, I have very little understanding of how taxes work but am possibly putting myself into a pretty complicated situation.

I am from Massachussetts, have a Massachusetts drivers license, and usually live there, however I am in the National Guard and am on TDY (Temporary Duty) in Missouri for 5 months. Military pay is taxed in your home state (MA for me) however I am hoping to buy a motorcycle while here. I do not have a MA motorcycle license, but I can provide the necessary documents to get one in Missouri, because Massachusetts doesn't have an option to apply for one without physically being in the RMV office. If I get a Missouri license does that make me a MO resident? Will if effect my taxes? I have no intent to actually live and stay in MO but am willing to go through the licensing hassle and then switch it when the time comes to renew in the future but if it is going to cause problems with my taxes then its isn't worth it to me, as I can hardly manage to file my taxes as it is right now.


My question is essentially how will this effect my taxes (if at all) and if it will get me into legal trouble as far as residency, etc. Sorry if this question doesn't make sense, I don't really know how states determine residency, and how its linked between states. Thanks for any help!



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Old 09-17-2018, 02:01 AM
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If I get a Missouri license does that make me a MO resident? Will if effect my taxes?========I do not think so:Normally, you need to be licensed in the state that you are considered to have permanent residency in and that license would be good to use throughout the US to drive as long as it's valid. However, there are some exceptions to this general rule and thus you are allowed to obtain a second license without surrendering your primary license. as you can see, Residency rules vary from state to state. A big part of whether the state government determines if a person resides in the state is the residence laws they have on record. Some of these laws determine where a person lives by where they pay their taxes as well as how long they live in the state. The length a state requires a person to live in a certain territory varies anywhere from six to 11 months.For example, if you spend more than a certain number of days in some states, you're considered a resident even if you were not living in the state for very long. When it comes to residency and taxes, a state will require you to pay income taxes if you?re a resident and your income is earned within the same state, or if you earn income within the state but you?re not a resident. However, taxpayers are running into problems because each state has its own policy on who is considered a resident.so, you need to contact MO state dept of revenue for moreinfo in detail.

I have no intent to actually live and stay in MO but am willing to go through the licensing hassle and then switch it when the time comes to renew in the future but if it is going to cause problems with my taxes then its isn't worth it to me, as I can hardly manage to file my taxes as it is right now.+++++++ Although it varies from state to state, what determines a person?s state residence boils down to the rights, laws and tax responsibilities they adhere to. For tax purposes, a person is generally considered a resident of a state if his main home is in the state for an entire year, but the department of revenue for each state determines residency requirements



My question is essentially how will this effect my taxes (if at all) and if it will get me into legal trouble as far as residency, etc. Sorry if this question doesn't make sense, I don't really know how states determine residency, and how its linked between states======as mentioned previously, you may contact the dept of revenue of MO for more info indetail.



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