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How long do you have to live in Texas to file as resident of

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How long do you have to live in Texas to file as resident of Texas. For example, I live in Kansas but am expecting a lump payout next Feb on a invention I sold. Am hoping to move to Texas to avoid State tax on the income. If I can save myself from paying state taxes I would gladly become a Texas resident. We have been wanting to move there for a long time but have gotten stuck here with Mom in the rest home.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lev replied 8 years ago.

There is no "waiting time" to establish a new residence. As long as you move to Texas - you need to establish a new residence on the same day.


You will get TX driving license, voting registration, change license plates on your cars, switch all your utility bill addresses, etc - that all together with some other attributes will be a change of your residency.


You would need to file tax return for Kansas as part time resident.


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