How Do You Determine Your State of Legal Residence?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 29, 2020 9:37:41 PM ET
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An individual's state of legal residence, also called a domicile, is the official state in which an individual primarily lives and establishes a permanent address. This residence is usually the location where an individual has significant family, occupational, economic, political and social ties.