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Old 07-31-2019, 09:18 AM
 
Location: The Outer Limits
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Did you get any issues from either state about proving residence? What kind of proof did they require?


I can understand the issue with the summer months in Florida.
We didn't have to prove a thing, to anyone.
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Old 07-31-2019, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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We didn't have to prove a thing, to anyone.
That's great, I had read an article recently saying some states make it difficult come tax time.
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Old 07-31-2019, 10:23 AM
 
Location: NC Piedmont
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That's great, I had read an article recently saying some states make it difficult come tax time.
We moved to NC about 25 years go. Right after we moved, we got NC driver's license and just had to have a lease or utility bill showing the address. From there, DL was fine for everything else until about 20 years later when we enrolled a child in a state university. Then we had to provide all sorts of info for a surprisingly deep check. NC bases state taxes on federal.
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Old 07-31-2019, 10:53 AM
 
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We moved to NC about 25 years go. Right after we moved, we got NC driver's license and just had to have a lease or utility bill showing the address. From there, DL was fine for everything else until about 20 years later when we enrolled a child in a state university. Then we had to provide all sorts of info for a surprisingly deep check. NC bases state taxes on federal.
Since 9/11 things have changed big time. I just did my SC DL/vehicle registration and had to bring a folder full of info including my birth certificate. Even though my TX license showed that yellow star for RealID I had to jump through all the hoops again for SC.

And you know what differentiates a regular DL from a RealID DL ? One additional piece of mail with my address on it. One piece of mail and you get a regular DL; two pieces of mail and you get a RealID DL.
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Old 07-31-2019, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Florida
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We have known many snowbirds since we came to Florida in 1972. Very common is for them to tire of maintaining 2 homes and they end up selling the one where they keep the snow shovel.







Sunbirds live here all year round.
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Old 08-01-2019, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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We have known many snowbirds since we came to Florida in 1972. Very common is for them to tire of maintaining 2 homes and they end up selling the one where they keep the snow shovel.
That makes sense and I could see doing that eventually too in my later retirement years when the prospect of doing 2 cross country road trips every year is not appealing (or simply not doable at all).
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Old 08-03-2019, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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We enjoyed it very much. Winters in AZ, summer in Wi/north. We lived full time in an RV. Never had too much cold or heat. We had to give it up for health reasons.
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Old 08-03-2019, 08:34 AM
 
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Did you get any issues from either state about proving residence? What kind of proof did they require?

I can understand the issue with the summer months in Florida.

It is incumbent on YOU to establish residency in the state that you are going to move to. Some of the factors include:

1) Where you own property.
2) Where you actually live - how many months per year.
3) Where you vote
4) Where you register your vehicles.

Every state has its own rules. Here are the rules for the state of Arizona.
https://azdor.gov/sites/default/file...92_itp92-1.pdf

The people who have problems are the ones who maintain a foot in bth states. When we relocated from Illinois to Arizona, we made sure that no over-aggressive tax auditor could assert that we were still residents of Illinois.

From my research, it seems that CA, CT, and NY seem to be most aggressive at attacking the residency of former residents.

YMMV.
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Old 08-04-2019, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA
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That's great, I had read an article recently saying some states make it difficult come tax time.
California and New York are the two prime offenders. They will aggressively pursue affluent people and there has been countless articles/news stories about this.
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Old 08-05-2019, 01:03 PM
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Location: Kronenwetter Wisconsin
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We currently live in north-central WI. Not retired yet but after looking at 5th wheels I told DH I could be persuaded to sell the house and get a 5th wheel and a vehicle to tow it. Winter where it is warmer. We own 40 acres of farm land in WI. So in the summer park on the land. I don't know if we would ever really do it but it brings some good discussions.
My brother and his wife will retire in 3 years. Sell the house in Chicago. They own a condo in Florida and have a farm in WI. Plans are for Florida for about 8-9 months and 3-4 spring/summer months in Wisconsin.
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