What Determines State Residency?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 24, 2020 5:53:05 PM ET

Although it varies from state to state, what determines a person’s state residence boils down to the rights, laws and tax responsibilities they adhere to. These requirements often accompany a type of home or household on record with a government agency or private business. This, in turn, may even involve another contract or agreement. State residence is not just some information that reads from an identification card.

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