Let make clear: This is not about mail or receiving packages. It’s about the address for a legal domicile, which determines where you pay taxes, where your car is registered and insured, where you vote, where you are licensed to drive. In many cases it affects your health insurance premiums, plan, and choice of providers.
@brantly Nope, California.
Yikes. Our oldest is about to graduate. At Thanksgiving we signed over the title to her car, and she changed her license, insurance… to the state she goes to school in and will stay in after graduation. No kid should be using their parent’s address as their legal domicile unless they live there or they are still in college. Heck, I changed my address even when I was in college on my license every time I moved apartments (still in the same state as my parents).
My kids work in a different state than their residence. We have to file non resident in that state and then file in the state of residence. Your daughter is very lucky the IRS has been overwhelmed lately. She could get in big trouble for this.
Ah. Not surprising. Massachusetts has similar laws about automobile registration and insurance.
I read something about Massachusetts ending Covid income tax relief for teleworkers. So if you were employed at a job in MA but live in NH for example, MA wants their money, even if you never set foot in the commonwealth. I think NH is fighting it.
We still have UK bank statements being sent to MIL’s address there, despite moving to the US over 20 years ago. Not for tax reasons (we report the amounts on our tax return) but because when you buy things online in the UK with a UK bank card, you can’t put a foreign address and ZIP code into the billing address verification form.
You are in the right! And no, “everyone” doesn’t do it. My 2021 grad is using ours, but only because she was at a summer camp until September and now living with roommates in the same city for less than a year, but as soon as she is more settled (as in, her next move), she will use her own address.
As others have mentioned your D is not only evading taxes, but it’s unethical…she lives there and presumably has the accordingly higher wage, should be paying into the city services and schools she is using/will use, etc. And maybe she should care about her local voting? Sorry she has to go through the administrative work, and taxes, welcome to adult life!
New York never stopped asking for its money. Workers who formerly commuted to NY from NJ or CT have been paying the NY “commuter” tax all along during the pandemic.
Everyone does not use their parent’s address to save and taxes. And if they do, they shouldn’t be. My parents told me and I still tell my kids, just because “everyone” does it, doesn’t make it right.
Thanks to all of you for your replies. What she’s been doing is not only unethical, but fraudulent. I know I am right in asking her to have her legal address reflect her real residence. But I was just surprised at the level of resistance and wondered if I were missing something.
You are right!