Domicile vs Residence


What is the difference between a domicile and a residence? A domicile is where you have your permanent home or principal establishment and to where, whenever you are absent, you intend to return; every person is compelled to have one and only one domicile at a time. Everyone must have a “domicile”. If you sell your home and live in your recreational vehicle or tiny home fulltime, the RV or tiny home is not your domicile, it is your residence. A legal residence is the place of abode, actual dwelling place, without regard to intent.
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Why Domicile in Texas?


No state income tax, which includes:
Social security
Private pension income
Estate tax

Texas is the largest contiguous state in the US. Because of our size there are 4 distinct regions. East Texas has the Piney Woods region where there are many National and State Parks, private RV parks and campgrounds. West Texas has a warm dry climate with Big Bend National Park where there are many tent campgrounds.Panhandle region has the flat lands and canyons such as Palo Duro Canyon. This region is home to many RV parks and campgrounds. South Texas has the Gulf of Mexico coastline where fishing and water sports are everywhere.
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More About CMRAs


If you lead a nomadic lifestyle, you may not have a permanent address to receive your mail and packages.  Or perhaps you run a business from your home, but don’t want your home address listed publicly.  Maybe you are an expatriate but you still need a domestic address.  A Commercial Mail Receiving Agent  (CMRA) can provide you with a mailing address.  But what is a CMRA and what exactly can they do for you? read more