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A place where one maintains one's primary residence for tax purposes. One proves a domicile by registering to vote, maintaining a driver's license, and/or actually living in the place. It is important to note that one usually but does not always live in the domicile. Indeed, domiciles are somewhat controversial, especially in Britain. This is because many foreign workers claim other places as their domicile in order to avoid taxes on worldwide income. For example, a resident of Britain with a house in Oklahoma may register to vote in Oklahoma and claim this as their domicile. Thus, the resident only pays taxes on income earned in the United Kingdom. Lawmakers have made various suggestions on how to close to loophole but one may still take advantage of it.


Your domicile is your permanent residence, which you demonstrate by using it as your primary home, holding a driver's license using that address, and registering to vote in that district.

Your domicile affects your state and local income taxes, state estate and inheritance taxes, and certain other tax benefits or liabilities.


The place of one's principal residence.

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But when Udny was decided in 1869, an individual could not renounce his allegiance to the Crown, (135) whereas he could change his domicile: (136) "He cannot, at present at least, put off and resume at will obligations of obedience to the government of the country of which at his birth he is a subject, but he may many times change his domicil.
Connecticut courts have held that "the legality of the trust of personalty [is determined] by the law of the settlor's domicil.
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Seven have done so by enacting the Uniform Marriage and Divorce Act, which provides that marriages are valid if "valid at the time of the contract or subsequently validated by the laws of the place in which they were contracted or by the domicil of the parties.
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