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In a few days I'm moving to the Netherlands to work company

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Customer: In a few days I'm moving to the Netherlands to work for a company there as a US expat. I currently live in CA and just found out CA charges residents on their global income at full rate. I'd like to try to avoid that if possible. I'm from Portland, OR, where my folks still live, and I'm considering going up tomorrow to quickly establish residency (get a driver's license, register to vote, change all my bank and mailing addresses to my folks' address, basically move in with them before I leave for the Netherlands)
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Customer: So I'm trying to determine Oregon tax laws for expats
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Tax
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
To summarize, I'm trying to answer two tax questions:
1. What taxes does Oregon charge expats? I will be gone for at least 12 months working in the Netherlands, being paid by a company in the Netherlands, with no income earned on US soil/from a US company. I believe after 6 months abroad Oregon considers the expat a non-resident and does not charge them on their global income. Can you confirm?
2. If I travel to Oregon tomorrow and get a driver's license, register to vote there, and change all of my mailing/bank addresses to my Oregon address (I do not have any vehicles or homes or anything in CA), will that successfully allow me to claim that I'm no longer a resident of California and instead one of Oregon?
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Expert:  Barbara replied 7 months ago.

Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you.

Generally, only individuals domiciled in Oregon are treated as residents of the state for income tax purposes. Domicile is generally defined as the place a person considers to be their true, fixed, permanent home. A domicile is the place a person intends to return to after an absence and you can only have one domicile at a given time. It continues as the domicile until the person demonstrates an intent to abandon it and acquire a new domicile, and later actually resides in the new domicile. Factors that contribute to determining domicile include family, business activities and social connections.

Based on the information you provided, once you establish yourself in Oregon (driver's license, registering to vote, etc.), you will be considered a resident of Oregon for tax purposes.

Generally, most states have the same guidelines when determining residency.

Please let me know if you require further information or clarification.

Thank you and best regards,


Expert:  Barbara replied 7 months ago.

Just following up with you to see if you have any other questions or concerns. If so, please come back to me here, and I will be happy to assist you.

Best regards,