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Bill would simplify state residency rules for military spouses

Bill would simplify state residency rules for military spouses

By Leo Shane | MilitaryTimes.com

Military spouses would be able to simplify their state residency status — and their tax bills — under new legislation introduced by a pair of Republican lawmakers this week.

The measure is designed to untangle the sometimes complicated residency rules surrounding military families, whose frequent duty assignment changes and cross-country moves can leave a confusing trail of paperwork.

Bill sponsors Rob Wittman, R-Va., and Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said simplifying those rules could lead to fewer financial problems for those families and even help military spouses continue their careers as they jump from state to state. ...read more…