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Active-Duty Residency

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If you’re a Minnesota resident when you join the military, you remain a Minnesota resident for tax purposes. This is true no matter where you’re stationed in the U.S. However, your residency may change if you take steps to establish a new permanent residence.

What if I was not a Minnesota resident when joining the military?

You remain a resident of your home state, even if you’re stationed indefinitely in Minnesota. However, your residency may change if you take steps to establish a new permanent residence in Minnesota.

For more information on how to establish a new permanent residence, see Income Tax Fact Sheet 1 - Residency.

Note: Minnesota’s 183-day rule, which determines residency based on time spent in the state, does not apply to active-duty military personnel.

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