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iljdpotcrms
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I was in AZ until Jan '17 then moved to NJ until July '17. From there I moved to AK and am currently working here. My license is AZ. What is my legal state of residency?

 
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rjs
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I was in AZ until Jan '17 then moved to NJ until July '17. From there I moved to AK and am currently working here. My license is AZ. What is my legal state of residency?

For income tax purposes you are a part-year resident of NJ and a part-year resident of AK. You will have to file in both states for 2017.

CORRECTION: You will have to file a part-year resident return in New Jersey. Alaska does not have an income tax, so you do not have to file a return there.

From what you wrote it's not clear whether you lived in AZ at all in 2017, or had any AZ income in 2017.

Your driver's license does not determine your residency. You became a NJ resident when you moved to NJ. You were supposed to get a NJ license within 60 days after moving there. You are supposed to get an Alaska license within 90 days of moving there, so you should probably be doing that by now.

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rjs
Level 15
Level 15

I was in AZ until Jan '17 then moved to NJ until July '17. From there I moved to AK and am currently working here. My license is AZ. What is my legal state of residency?

For income tax purposes you are a part-year resident of NJ and a part-year resident of AK. You will have to file in both states for 2017.

CORRECTION: You will have to file a part-year resident return in New Jersey. Alaska does not have an income tax, so you do not have to file a return there.

From what you wrote it's not clear whether you lived in AZ at all in 2017, or had any AZ income in 2017.

Your driver's license does not determine your residency. You became a NJ resident when you moved to NJ. You were supposed to get a NJ license within 60 days after moving there. You are supposed to get an Alaska license within 90 days of moving there, so you should probably be doing that by now.

SweetieJean
Level 15

I was in AZ until Jan '17 then moved to NJ until July '17. From there I moved to AK and am currently working here. My license is AZ. What is my legal state of residency?

Alaska does not have a state income tax.
rjs
Level 15
Level 15

I was in AZ until Jan '17 then moved to NJ until July '17. From there I moved to AK and am currently working here. My license is AZ. What is my legal state of residency?

Thanks for the reminder, SweetieJean. I overlooked that. So you will have to file a part-year resident return in New Jersey. You do not have to file a tax return in Alaska.
iljdpotcrms
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I was in AZ until Jan '17 then moved to NJ until July '17. From there I moved to AK and am currently working here. My license is AZ. What is my legal state of residency?

I was in AZ until the 5th of January but did not work during that time. I was under the assumption that it took a year of living in a state to become a 'resident'. Thank you for your answers!
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