Military personnel have long had the ability to claim a state of residence and maintain that residency regardless of where military orders may send them. Now their spouses have the same benefit.
The president recently signed the Military Spouses Residency Relief Act (MSRRA) into law, which among other things, allows military spouses to keep residency in her home state if the servicemember receives PCS orders
Before you declare residency in your new or old state, consider the following factors:
Check your state's department of revenue web site for tax form changes related to MSRRA.
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