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frater_secessus [making the decision]
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 ====== Residence, domicile, and mailing address ====== ====== Residence, domicile, and mailing address ======
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 There are several related concepts that are simple for homedwellers but more complex for nomads: There are several related concepts that are simple for homedwellers but more complex for nomads:
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 Your legal [[lifestyle:​residence|residence]] (aka //physical address//) is the place you would call home if you lived there full time.  It is important that all your contacts know that **you do not receive mail at this address**((unless the person who lives there is your //de facto// mail forwarder));​ you receive mail at your mailing address below. ​ Choose carefully: ​ your legal residence will appear on your drivers license and other formal documents. ​ And the county or city of your legal residence can have emissions testing and mail order sales tax implications. Your legal [[lifestyle:​residence|residence]] (aka //physical address//) is the place you would call home if you lived there full time.  It is important that all your contacts know that **you do not receive mail at this address**((unless the person who lives there is your //de facto// mail forwarder));​ you receive mail at your mailing address below. ​ Choose carefully: ​ your legal residence will appear on your drivers license and other formal documents. ​ And the county or city of your legal residence can have emissions testing and mail order sales tax implications.
    
 Your [[lifestyle:​domicile|domicile]] is the state where the legal residence is.  Your domicile state will issue your drivers licence. ​ Domicile can have income tax,  mail order sales tax, and voting implications.((https://​www.nolo.com/​legal-encyclopedia/​what-is-your-domicile.html)) Your [[lifestyle:​domicile|domicile]] is the state where the legal residence is.  Your domicile state will issue your drivers licence. ​ Domicile can have income tax,  mail order sales tax, and voting implications.((https://​www.nolo.com/​legal-encyclopedia/​what-is-your-domicile.html))
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 > Domicile is a combination of two factors namely, residence and intent to remain... An individual may have several residences whereas; s/he will have only one domicile. ​ Domicile is more used in reference to personal rights, duties and obligations[ii].((https://​domicile.uslegal.com/​distinctions-between-domicile-and-residence/​)) > Domicile is a combination of two factors namely, residence and intent to remain... An individual may have several residences whereas; s/he will have only one domicile. ​ Domicile is more used in reference to personal rights, duties and obligations[ii].((https://​domicile.uslegal.com/​distinctions-between-domicile-and-residence/​))
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 Your **mailing address** is the place your mail should be sent.  This is usually a [[lifestyle:​mail_forwarding|mail forwarding service]] for most nomads. Your **mailing address** is the place your mail should be sent.  This is usually a [[lifestyle:​mail_forwarding|mail forwarding service]] for most nomads.
  
 ===== making the decision ===== ===== making the decision =====
- +Approaching these choices methodically will keep mistakes and distress to a minimum.  If your sticks-and-bricks address was acceptable from a domicile/​residence point of view it is probably best to keep them.  You already have official ID, etc.  Mail forwarding can be anywhere.
-Approaching these choices methodically will keep mistakes and distress to a minimum.+
  
   - **Pick your domicile state** first. ​ Common criteria: ​ income tax, health insurance, auto registration costs, auto insurance costs, auto inspection requirements,​ sales tax, absentee voting. ​   - **Pick your domicile state** first. ​ Common criteria: ​ income tax, health insurance, auto registration costs, auto insurance costs, auto inspection requirements,​ sales tax, absentee voting. ​
   - Then **pick your legal residence**. ​ Commmon criteria: ​ local sales tax((will apply to mail order purchases)),​ emissions testing in particular metro areas.   - Then **pick your legal residence**. ​ Commmon criteria: ​ local sales tax((will apply to mail order purchases)),​ emissions testing in particular metro areas.
   - Then **pick a mail forwarder**. ​ Common criteria: ​ same state as domicile, pricing, reputation, etc.   - Then **pick a mail forwarder**. ​ Common criteria: ​ same state as domicile, pricing, reputation, etc.
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 See also:  [[lifestyle:​hitting_the_road|suggested timeline]] for hitting the road See also:  [[lifestyle:​hitting_the_road|suggested timeline]] for hitting the road
  
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