My original plan was for my husband and I to sell our apt, use my parents' house as our home base, and do some travel nursing for a few months.
Then I started reading all about the tax home rule and got confused.
We don't want to keep our apt while we travel because it is very expensive to maintain (over $2,800/month) and renting it out is not really possible with our building rules.
I hear though that you can't use your parents' home legally as a tax home and we don't want to take that risk.
Can we just be honest with the recruiters, explain that we don't have a tax home and still be able to travel? What would be different?
My understanding is it would just mean our housing and stipend would NOT be tax-free. So maybe I'd pay a few hundred a month out of my paycheck in taxes? Is that how it works? That's still a lot cheaper than keeping an apt in NYC!
Would those taxes be at the rate of the state in which I'm working?