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 5 - Personnel 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.