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Subject:  which state for residency? Date:  2/13/2011  12:08 PM
Author:  2gifts Number:  112252 of 130016

My brother is retired, and lives part time in RI where he owns a house, and part tine in FL where he also owns a house. He is doing his taxes, and is trying to figure out which state he should claim as his residency.

He's using TurboTax, and apparently it asks where he resided on Dec 31 to use that as his residency. That would be FL since he goes there for the winters. If he claims FL as his residency, then he owes nothing in taxes.

I think he should be claiming RI as his residency because he registers his cars there and he votes there.

Is there a publication that I could point him to that explains all of this so that he has the correct answer? Is he perhaps supposed to just do part-time resident in both states? I'd think you have to claim permanent resident somewhere.

Can one of the tax experts help here and tell me where I should tell him to look?
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