N00b to travel nursing, and I have questions about how tax homes work/filing taxes.
So I live in city X, but my parents live in city Z which is 60 miles away (I still receive DMV mail there and will occasionally sleep over), I still have a part time job near city Z (which is why I sleep over there). However, I was looking into contracts near city X. I was reading about tax homes and based on what I've read, it does not necessarily have to be the same as your permanent residence. Therefore, since I make at least 25% of my income in city Z and occasionally sleep in city Z, would I still qualify for tax free stipends if I take the contract near city X?
Also, how does this work when filing taxes? How do you declare your stipends? I usually file my own taxes online, but I'm thinking I might have to get a pro to file my taxes if I go ahead and take any contracts.
I've searched and read through several posts asking about the whole tax home issue. I've seen answers as simple as "just pay for anything, even meals/groceries" to more elaborate as changing the address, paying fair market rent, etc.
I don't plan on taking travel contracts on a consistent basis as working 2 jobs (1 full time and 1 part time would kill me), maybe twice a year, three tops if I have the energy