I always believed that New York had a deserved reputation of aggressively going after individuals regarding whether they have New York residency with regard to collection of its income and estate taxes.

The issue just came up in an advisory opinion issued by he The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. It involves a situation that I expect will become more common as the Baby Boomers age and with so many children and spouses having to face the decision where to move someone who needs nursing home care: Are you taxed as a New York resident if you move into a New York nursing home for care?

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