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FL residency fiscal benefits/liabilities: I have an option

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FL residency fiscal benefits/liabilities: I have an option of state residency in FL...currently in NH. What financial benefits might there be as a FL resident...and what limitations? thanks....dl
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Both New Hampshire and Florida have no income tax, so while that is a definite benefit of being a Florida resident, it is not one that you personally would experience as a 'benefit' since New Hampshire has no state income tax either.

The only primary difference is that Florida has a six percent sales tax, while there is no sales tax in New Hampshire. So, as far as financial benefits go, less of your money would go to taxes in New Hampshire than in Florida actually. (Part of the reason why 'live free or die' is their state motto).

Is there something else you meant by 'fiscal benefits and liabilities'?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you, Joseph. I'm aware of the sales tax difference which is consumption locale oriented rather than residency.


And perhaps it is pushing my question too far but I understand there is some RE tax reduction for residents...whether on a single or multiple houses I don't know...and if there is an upper limit? An other equivalent benefits?


And not in the fiscal side but I also understand that estate executors must be FL residents for estates settled in FL....correct?


Anything else in that vein? thanks.....dl

Unfortunately, both those questions are outside of my realm of knowledge, as the first one is a real estate question, and the second an estate question.

You should open those in the two categories respectively for expert information.

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FL has what is called a homestead exemption for FL residents where the home is their primary residence. All legal Florida residents are eligible for a Homestead Exemption on their homes, condominiums, co-op apartments, and certain mobile home lots if they qualify. The Florida Constitution provides this tax-saving exemption on the first and third $25,000 of the assessed value of an owner/occupied residence. Thus, your homestead exemption means if your home is worth $100,000, you have an exemption from taxes on $50,000.

As far as an executor of an estate in Fl, they must be either a Florida resident or related to the decedent, within the prescribed range, by blood or marriage. Also, FL rules of probate provide if there is more than one heir or beneficiary an attorney is required to probate the estate.

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