Q: Military member stationed in Virginia, looking to buy a home. Will I have to pay state income tax if a resident of NY?
Resident of NY, stationed in Virginia due to orders. Looking at purchasing a house in Virginia. Will I have to change residency if I purchase the home and pay Virginia income tax?
A: 50 U.S. Code § 4001 - Residence for tax purposes
(a) Residence or domicile
(1) In general
A servicemember shall neither lose nor acquire a residence or domicile for purposes of taxation with respect to the person, personal property, or income of the servicemember by reason of being absent or present in any tax jurisdiction of the United States solely in compliance with military orders.
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