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  •  I've heard that assertion from your last paragraph (0+ / 0-)

    before, but I'm not sure that it's that simple.

    If, to take a ridiculous example, Mickelson lived 182 days (just less than 50%) in California and three days apiece in each of the other 55 states and territories, plus three each in six other countries to make 183, would he really be able to designate a different state as his primary residence?

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    by Seneca Doane on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 10:00:45 AM PST

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    •  SD - I am sure there is a formula (0+ / 0-)

      We could go to the California code and look it up. Mickelson likely doesn't live anywhere for 182 days a year. In the weeks he is on tour he is gone from Tues-Sun, plus foreign events, plus personal, promotion, and endorsement travel. My guess is that in 2012 he was likely in California only 100 days or so. The family could live in Florida during the school year and California in the summer and it would flip his state of residence for tax purposes to Florida.

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      by VClib on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 10:21:18 AM PST

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      •  Yes, in *that* case it would. (1+ / 0-)
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        I'd just be surprised if residency didn't involve a plurality (or perhaps a strong plurality, whatever that might be) of days of residence rather than an absolute majority and if not then whatever ya want.  Not going near the tax code today.

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        by Seneca Doane on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 11:40:20 AM PST

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