The tax lay of the land – Familiarize yourself with a new state’s tax laws
Abstract: This article discusses the case of “Justin,” who is purchasing a second home in another state to be closer to a sick family member. But he still expects to spend time during the year in his old home. His tax advisor then called to inform Justin about his new state’s tax laws and the need to establish a legal “domicile,” or principal place of residence. He explains that a person can have many homes but only one domicile, and discusses how to establish one so as to obtain the most advantage of states’ different tax laws.