Which state do I live in?

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MikeRitchie
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Which state do I live in?

Post by MikeRitchie » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:02 am

My wife and I have been living in PA and commuting to NJ for the past year - no problem - I'm a PA resident and there's a PA/NJ tax agreement that covers it.

But now I have bought a new house in NJ. I have to move out of my place in PA this wee, but the house in NJ isn't ready yet, so we'll have to live in a hotel for a while. Since it's not a permanent residence, do I become a NJ resident when I move into the hotel, or do I remain a PA resident until I have a permanent home?

Also, if we travel back to Canada and stay with friends & family for a few weeks, would that have any impact on being a deemed non-resident of Canada (I'm a dual and my wife is Canadian)?

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Post by nelsona » Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:48 pm

You likely remain a PA resident, since you don't have an address in NJ yet (you probably couldn't vchnage you DL, for example).

Same if you visit Canada, you don't have a home there.

Btw, you are not a deemed non-resident of Canada (which describes a very narrow group of individuals), you are a plain old non-resident of Canada.
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MikeRitchie
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Post by MikeRitchie » Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:14 pm

Thank you nelsona! That makes sense. I was thinking of the DL example as well.

And you're right... I misspoke about being a "deemed" non-resident.

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