question bout permanent address

  1. So Iam going to do travel nursing in phoenix and i am moving to phoenix permanently from boston. When I asked this company national healthcare staffing about travel reimbursement they said i get 400 upfront and then 400 at the end of the assignment for mileage. however if i am going to stay in phoenix and not move back to boston she said i still get the 400 at the end because my permanent address will still be boston for the next yr since that is what was filed on my taxes last yr. And that i just need to take a week off in between my assignments. Does that make sense and sound right to you guys???? how can i say my permanent address is in boston when that address is an apartment i moved out of...how can i continue to use that as my permanent address for the next yr??
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  3. by   suzanne4
    If you do not have a legal residence in Boston, and Phoenix is becoming your permanent residence, you cannot use the address in Boston once you move from there. Once you are no longr paying rent at that address, it is no longer available for you to use. And what ever address that you had last year when you filed your taxes has no bearing on where you will have your next taxes filed from. And if you move, then the state taxes are usually pro-rated between the two.

    And as far as taking one week off between contracts, that has no bearing on your permanent address status. You cannot be in the same place for more than a year, without leaving for at least a month. One week at a time does not make a difference unless you are going back to Boston during that time to prove that it is still your legal residence. You will not fit under that category either. But that is not the issue, you will not be paying rent in Boston, so it will fail to be your permanent address once you move.

    Highly recommend that you sit down with a tax professional that specializes in travel nurses. There is alot more information that you definitely need to know.
  4. by   AfghaniPrinzess
    Hi suzanne so why did she say that to me? i mean do they seriously outright lie like that? she told me i can use my boston address even if it was an apt i was renting for the next year..? do you know how i can find a tax prof that specializes in travel nurses? what fees do they charge? thanks..
  5. by   FocusRN
    Get a private mailbox, and get your mail forwarded. Google it. Note I said a PRIVATE MAILBOX, and NOT a P.O. Box.
  6. by   bagladyrn
    Quote from Dream_Nurse
    Get a private mailbox, and get your mail forwarded. Google it. Note I said a PRIVATE MAILBOX, and NOT a P.O. Box.
    A PRIVATE MAILBOX is NOT a legal address for "tax home" purposes! The IRS can and will demand proof of your tax home status if audited.
  7. by   FocusRN
    Quote from bagladyrn
    A PRIVATE MAILBOX is NOT a legal address for "tax home" purposes! The IRS can and will demand proof of your tax home status if audited.
    Now actually that depends on the state. If you get to know a lot of retired RVer's that have no real home address you'll learn a lot more about this. So in short, a private mailbox CAN be a legal address for "tax home" purposes.
  8. by   bagladyrn
    Quote from Dream_Nurse
    Now actually that depends on the state. If you get to know a lot of retired RVer's that have no real home address you'll learn a lot more about this. So in short, a private mailbox CAN be a legal address for "tax home" purposes.
    I think we may be referring to two different things here.
    In order for you to legally receive your housing costs and or housing stipends and travel tax free as a contract nurse you must have a legal physical home to which you return on a regular basis, pay reasonable costs, and have established residence there (kind of hard to do with a p.o. box). The "tax free" status of your money is based on "duplication of expenses" while away from your permanent home. Otherwise the IRS considers you an itinerant worker and all those amounts are taxable income. This is federal, not controlled by the states.
    You may still be able to use that mailing address for such things as licenses, etc.

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