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Suggestion Making a Will that Stands up

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    robert k DI Forum Patron Highly Rated Poster Veteran Army

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    Giving even more thought to the matter, do you have any water or electric bills from Texas during the time you are being extorted for in Indiana? If you can show some receipts which show you paid Texas sales tax, you have proof that you were paying taxes in another state along with your DL which Texas would not grant to non-residents.

    I realize that the burden of proof is on you in tax court. I don't think it would be unreasonable to contact the state of Indiana and ask them to put in writing or to direct you to where you could find a description of the conditions which would prove you weren't a resident of Indiana. I think the Tx license and proof of paying sales tax should do it unless there is something I don't know about that would allow them to claw back.

    Someone I don't like once said that lawyers don't want to solve your problems because once they do, the money stops coming in. I do not like this person but that doesn't change the fact that he is right. Lawyers need as much supervision as you would give a 16 year old.
     
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    This isn't really about the will per se, but, if you die while in the Philippines, assuming you are a US citizen, your representatives will need to go to Manila US Embassy with the death certificate from the Philippines (and any other supporting documents, ie: US passport of the deceased) and get a US certified death certificate (they actually gave me 10 very nice, heavy ones). This makes dealing with any US entities much simpler (life insurance, pensions, wills, etc....)
     
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    Two things needed to establish residency in MOST states: Time and documentation.

    For example, in order to pay the in-state residency tuition fees for PUBLIC State colleges and universities and AVOID the outrageous out-of-state tuition fee costs, in general, one must prove to have been a resident of that State for "X" amount of time ("X" amount of time depends on the State).

    Many documents can be used to substantiate this time requirement such as a dated rental agreement, dated drivers license, dated voter registration card, dated utility bill in your name, your previous income tax return showing your address in that State - something like this - and the more the merrier. For most students, a dated State drivers license and a dated voter ID Card works to establish the time requirement for the in-state residency tuition fees. I suspect the time requirement and the documents shows intent by the person to be/become a state resident. This is WHY I will be making a trip to TEXAS before I leave for the Philippines.

    Texas has NO state income tax, so I will not have to file a State income tax return - I'll only need to file the Federal tax return.

    I want to show intent to be/become a Texas resident through time by obtaining a Texas drivers license, voter ID Card, and set up a mail forwarding address from Texas so the following years of Federal income tax returns will have a Texas address. If possible, I'd like to get a concealed/carry permit, too (but not sure if I can get one that quickly).

    Since I will not have real estate property and my car will be sold prior to departure to the Philippines, it should be easy (and cheaper) to get a Texas last will and testament made by an attorney before I leave, too, and move all banking and government addresses on me to a Texas address (change of address can be done on-line). I may even go ahead and move all my storage goods to Texas, too - at least there will be a receipt of my worldly goods being located in Texas.

    Again, the idea is to show intent over time.

    Some of these ideas may help you out Wrye83 with your old state tax issue. I know one year (many years ago), I had to pay state income tax on a partial year of residency in a state I had no interest in. But at least I didn't have to pay 12 months of state income taxes for that State (I think I paid 3/12 or 4/12 of a year). It was cheaper for me to do this than fight them for months/years on end.

    These scenarios are possibly applicable for those who are not Active Duty military or were not Active Duty during those year(s) in question.

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    I forgot to mention the US embassy wants to have all deaths of US citizens reported to them at the embassy....another reason someone needs to go there.
     
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    When I read some of the things that go on in the USA, regarding residency, state and federal taxes, civil forfeiture and overseas bank accounts, it sounds more like the USSR. Sometimes government gets too big and it's the populace serving government and not the other way around, yet millions of illegal immigrants can flood in with no record at all. Sounds like a f....d up system, the UK is heading that way or it's already there.
     
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