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Old 09-24-2009, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Peoria, AZ
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That's interesting that you get to decide. In Maryland, the residency statute states that you are a Maryland resident if you reside here for more than 6 months. Period.
Well, they might have a 6 month plus one day rule here, but who is counting? If we stay in AZ 5.9 months and Utah 6.1 months, only we will know....
We will be paying federal taxes using an AZ address, voting in AZ, own a home in AZ, etc. Our car or cars in Utah will be registered in Utah and we will have Utah drivers licenses, so we can have the cheaper Utah insurance rates and no emissions testing.
Most likely, after the first of the year we will buy a cheap used car to leave in AZ full time, and register it in AZ. There are no AZ sales taxes on used cars bought from private sellers, and if it is 25 years or older and has collector car insurance, it can even be exempted from emissions testing.
Our Utah house is bigger, worth twice as much, etc. but that is not part of any govt criteria.
IF we decide to go back to work, then things change. Where we work, we must become residents...
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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Well, they might have a 6 month plus one day rule here, but who is counting? If we stay in AZ 5.9 months and Utah 6.1 months, only we will know....
We will be paying federal taxes using an AZ address, voting in AZ, own a home in AZ, etc. Our car or cars in Utah will be registered in Utah and we will have Utah drivers licenses, so we can have the cheaper Utah insurance rates and no emissions testing.
Most likely, after the first of the year we will buy a cheap used car to leave in AZ full time, and register it in AZ. There are no AZ sales taxes on used cars bought from private sellers, and if it is 25 years or older and has collector car insurance, it can even be exempted from emissions testing.
Our Utah house is bigger, worth twice as much, etc. but that is not part of any govt criteria.
IF we decide to go back to work, then things change. Where we work, we must become residents...
We have two classic cars and pay the classic car insurance rate on one of them. You are limited as to how many miles you can drive when on the classic car insurance. Our 64 1/2 Mustang is a daily driver and costs more to insure than a newer car but exhempt from emmisions. Also to have a classic car on the collector rate, each licensed driver has to own another vehicle. So it is a little tricky. The exemption from the testing is a plus.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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We have two classic cars and pay the classic car insurance rate on one of them. You are limited as to how many miles you can drive when on the classic car insurance. Our 64 1/2 Mustang is a daily driver and costs more to insure than a newer car but exhempt from emmisions. Also to have a classic car on the collector rate, each licensed driver has to own another vehicle. So it is a little tricky. The exemption from the testing is a plus.
I can see that.

This state has no emissions testing.

If we did then two of my vehicles would never pass.
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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Well, they might have a 6 month plus one day rule here, but who is counting? If we stay in AZ 5.9 months and Utah 6.1 months, only we will know....
We will be paying federal taxes using an AZ address, voting in AZ, own a home in AZ, etc. Our car or cars in Utah will be registered in Utah and we will have Utah drivers licenses, so we can have the cheaper Utah insurance rates and no emissions testing.
Most likely, after the first of the year we will buy a cheap used car to leave in AZ full time, and register it in AZ. There are no AZ sales taxes on used cars bought from private sellers, and if it is 25 years or older and has collector car insurance, it can even be exempted from emissions testing.
Our Utah house is bigger, worth twice as much, etc. but that is not part of any govt criteria.
IF we decide to go back to work, then things change. Where we work, we must become residents...
I think that's a lot of BS. It's easy to become a resident of a no/low-tax state like Florida - a lot harder to become a non-resident of a high tax state. And you'd better keep track of things - like where you are - for how many days and when - if you live/spend a lot of time in a state that has an aggressive tax collection policy. Or perhaps be prepared to lie on your state income tax returns.

Also - you have to check about rules about things like automobiles. Even in a low tax state like Florida - you'll get a pretty big fine if you "live" here in terms of your residence - but your cars/driver's license/insurance/etc. aren't all Florida based.

Perhaps you can cheat and get away with it. Some people won't be so fortunate. And do you really want to spend your senior years being a tax cheat? Robyn
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:45 AM
 
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And do you really want to spend your senior years being a tax cheat? Robyn
I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for an answer given that the individual hasn't posted anywhere on C-D since 2009.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:57 PM
 
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So 401K will not be taxed in Texas?
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Metrowest Boston
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Default where i go

kiplinger.com has a pretty comprehensive map providing a summary by state and state-specific information such as income tax, whether they tax social security, etc.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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hanks-going to check that out.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:27 PM
 
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Folks hold the press. Big changes could be coming.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/25/us...come.html?_r=0

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WASHINGTON — Republican governors are moving aggressively to cut personal and corporate income taxes, including proposals that would increase reliance on state sales taxes, setting up ambitious experiments in tax reform that could shape what is possible on a national level.
GOP leaders suggest abolishing North Carolina income tax | CharlotteObserver.com
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RALEIGH Republican lawmakers outlined a proposal Wednesday to revamp the state’s tax system, offering a slew of reforms that would radically shift the tax burden in North Carolina.

The proposal would eliminate personal and corporate income taxes in exchange for higher state sales taxes levied against groceries, medical expenses and other currently tax-free services.
Good for some seniors and not for others.

http://www.howmoneywalks.com/
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Just the opposite of what our demo governor is pushing. I think I now want to live in a Republican-run state.
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