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zoki
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Do we need to report RI residency in TT Personal Info and do we need to file state tax return for RI?

My wife and I are green card holders, we came for the first time in USA in April 2016, lived only for 1 month in RI(we didn't work-no income) and in May 2016 we moved in Maine and stayed there(all the income is from ME).

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ToddL
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Do we need to report RI residency in TT Personal Info and do we need to file state tax return for RI?

No, you do not need to report RI residency in TT Personal Info and do not need to file state tax return for RI. 

(Your one month stay in RI did not qualify as establishing residency there).

When you complete the Personal Interview:

  1. Select Maine as your state of residence on December 31, 2016;
  2. Answer "No" when asked if you "Lived in another state in 2016?" That question only applies if you changed your state of residence in 2016. 
  3. Answer "No" when asked if you "Earned money in another state?"


What makes you a resident of a state (or country)? 

Generally, you're a resident of a state (or country) if you intend to either stay there permanently, or return there after a temporary absence. It's where home is – where you come back to after being away on vacation, business trip, overseas or out-of-state employment, or school. Many factors are considered, not the least of which are where you are registered to vote, own homestead property and are licensed to drive.

Residency rules vary from state to state. For example, if you spend more than a certain number of days in some states, you're considered a resident whether it makes sense to you or not. If you have any concerns, check with your State Department of Revenue for specific residency rules, especially as they apply to your particular situation. 

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ToddL
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Do we need to report RI residency in TT Personal Info and do we need to file state tax return for RI?

No, you do not need to report RI residency in TT Personal Info and do not need to file state tax return for RI. 

(Your one month stay in RI did not qualify as establishing residency there).

When you complete the Personal Interview:

  1. Select Maine as your state of residence on December 31, 2016;
  2. Answer "No" when asked if you "Lived in another state in 2016?" That question only applies if you changed your state of residence in 2016. 
  3. Answer "No" when asked if you "Earned money in another state?"


What makes you a resident of a state (or country)? 

Generally, you're a resident of a state (or country) if you intend to either stay there permanently, or return there after a temporary absence. It's where home is – where you come back to after being away on vacation, business trip, overseas or out-of-state employment, or school. Many factors are considered, not the least of which are where you are registered to vote, own homestead property and are licensed to drive.

Residency rules vary from state to state. For example, if you spend more than a certain number of days in some states, you're considered a resident whether it makes sense to you or not. If you have any concerns, check with your State Department of Revenue for specific residency rules, especially as they apply to your particular situation. 

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