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All citizens of the United States are a resident of some state for tax purposes.  Your resident state is determined by various factors including:

  • The state in which you are registered to vote (or would be legally registered); this is considered the main factor in determining state of residency
  • Where you lived for most of the year
  • Where your mail is received
  • Which state your driver's license is issued from
If you don't know which state you should declare as your resident state, CLICK HERE to access the contact information for the states in question. Contact each state to determine the guidelines for being considered a resident. 


Note that you may not have been a resident of only one state for the year. It is possible to be a full-year resident of one state and a nonresident of other state(s), or a part-year resident in multiple states and nonresident in other states at the same time.

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