Q: How do I File taxes when I live in texas and my wife lives in louisiana where I come home to on the weekends
I want to change my address to texas. How would I file my federal and state taxes taking Louisiana residency laws in consideration
Put your TX address on your Federal return.
Get a TX driver's license.
Intend to reside in TX indefinitely.
For any LA source income you would need to file a non-resident return.
You'll have to file a part year resident return for the year you move away from LA to TX.
Spend less than 6 months out of the year in LA.
If you don't have any income produced in LA and you don't reside in the state then you don't have to file a return.
The state may disagree with your determination that you reside in TX if you have too many contacts with the state such as a LA drivers license, oen real property, own a LA business, spend 6 or more months in the state, etc....
Bruce Alexander Minnick agrees with this answer
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