I live in two states. What is the proper way to be a dual resident?

Asked over 2 years ago - Tampa, FL

I live in two states mostly because of my job. I travel a lot and I'm not clear on the proper state to have my drivers license? What about two cars do I have to have to have each registered in the state I keep them in? What about taxes?

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  1. Ala M. Hamayel

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    Answered . I don't think this is an immigration question.

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  2. Raphael Samuel Moore

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    Answered . Is there an immigration question?

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  3. Giacomo Jacques Behar


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    Answered . Consult with Certified Accountant (CPA) and/or a tax attorney. Research to see which state is less of a tax burden on your wallet, and choose to make that one your place of primary residence.

    It doesn't hurt to have 2 drivers licenses issued by 2 different states, if you can manage it.

    Register your cars in the state that charges less for car registrations. For instance, many people living in CA still carry OREGON or Arizona or Texas plates simply because it costs much less to register cars in those states as opposed to CA. In your case it might even be legal do do so.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more

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