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My husband is employed in Texas and we are staying here. The

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My husband is employed in Texas and we are staying here. The company he works for is based in another state. We still own our home in the other state and travel there quite frequently. How will that affect our taxes?

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Just to be clear, you're going to be residing in Texas, or residing in Arkansas?

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Customer:

We will be residing most of the time in Texas. We go home to Arkansas about every three weeks to stay there for four or five days to take care of property and such.

ScottyMacEsq :

Thank you. And to be clear, all of the money that he earns will be earned in Texas? There's not going to be any work (and consequently money) earned in Arkansas?

ScottyMacEsq :

Assuming that you do not have any income from Arkansas, you're not going to have any income tax liability there. A person is a nonresident of the State of Arkansas if he or she did not have a domicile in Arkansas at any point during the tax year. However, an Arkansas return must be filed if the taxpayer had any taxable income from an Arkansas source regardless of the amount. A domicile is the place the taxpayer intends to have as his or her permanent home and is the place the taxpayer intends to return in the case of temporary absence. A taxpayer only has one domicile and does not change domiciles until the new place he or she is living is the place the taxpayer intends to stay permanently. Visiting is not establishment of a domicile.

Customer:

We did live in Arkansas until June.

ScottyMacEsq :

I see. In that case, you're going to still need to file a tax return, check "part year resident" on the return, and your taxes will be calculated based upon the time that you were earning wages in Arkansas.

Customer:

OK thank you.

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