My home of record is michigan per my military record, but bought a home in florida and changed my drivers license in 2015. what should i put for my state of residence?
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Highlighted
New Member

My home of record is michigan per my military record, but bought a home in florida and changed my drivers license in 2015. what should i put for my state of residence?

 
1 Reply
Highlighted
New Member

My home of record is michigan per my military record, but bought a home in florida and changed my drivers license in 2015. what should i put for my state of residence?

Michigan if that is still your state of legal residency (SLR). (FL is you submitted a DD Form 2058.)

If you’re in the military, your resident state is your state of legal residency (SLR). Your SLR is usually your home of record – the state recorded by the military as your home when you joined the military.

Your SLR state is considered your resident state as long as you are on active duty. Even if you are stationed in another state or country, you’re still considered a resident of your SLR state.

To change your state of legal residency, you must submit a DD Form 2058 to your local finance office. Therefore, if you did not submit this form to change your SLR, your state of residence will remain your original SLR state.

Just make sure that you are letting the TurboTax system know that you are on active military duty.

You may need to edit your personal information under the Personal Info tab (for TurboTax Online sign-in, click Here) to let the TurboTax system know that you are in the U.S. Armed Forces.

You will need to edit your personal info and you will need to make sure that you select yes -"I am a member or former member of the U.S. Armed Forces (active, reserve or National Guard)".

Also answer "no" to "I lived in another state" (screenshot). Even though you may have lived in a different state, this will not apply if you are on active military service in a state other than your home of record state.

Additionally, if you earned any income outside your military pay in a state that is not your state of record, you will need to file a nonresident state income tax return to recognize this nonmilitary income. Otherwise you will only have a resident state income tax return for your home of record, the state where you lived when you joined the military.

Thank you for protecting our country


v
Privacy Settings