No, I'm not talking politics, but most of you will probably find this to be about as boring as that.
I'm trying to decide which state to claim residency to. I have always claimed Kansas. My house is there, the majority of my possessions are there, and up until this past year, my car was even left there while I was away. I'm away more than I'm there. I'm technically living in Nevada, which would be great to claim, due to no state income tax, but it's a big decision. A little scary and I don't make decisions lightly. I'd hate to switch and then a few months later, turn around and have to switch again. What a mess. How long am I staying here? I have no clue. I like it here. I've made some friends and connections, am working on a few projects, but I still have no 'employer'. No steady income.
Kansas is not where I want to live. Well, it's not at the top of my list anyway. If I needed to move back there, I'd be alright with that, but I'm enjoying being away. I just feel split. I don't want to sell my house. It's my home. It's mine. If I sell it, I know I won't be approved to buy another one. I do day dream about living in my house again...if only I could move it here without the mortgage increasing.
Back to reality. My car tag is due this month. Or should I say, next week. I have been putting off registering it because I can't decide if I should just continue to keep it registered in Kansas or register it in Nevada. If I register my car, then that changes my insurance and drivers license and therefore my residency. It's EASIER to just stick with Kansas, but not sure I should. My taxes are already a mess with a house in Kansas, self employeement, and did I mention I do them myself. ick
Do I take the leap and claim Nevada? How will that effect my independent business? I wish small business tax consultants were cheaper. Or that I knew one here in Nevada that I could trust.
I know no one else cares, but these thoughts have been consuming me lately. I was hoping this might help me work through them. Not so lucky. I need to make a decision quick.