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Beginning on or after January 1, 2016, an active duty service member whose Home of Record is Colorado and whose state of legal residency is any state other than Colorado may reacquire legal residency in Colorado if at least one of the following five criteria are met (these same five criteria apply when acquiring legal residency in another state):
Form DD 2058 – State of Legal Residence Certificate – another tool that may be used to show intent to change legal residency. Service members complete this form to certify their state of legal residence to their employer for the purpose of withholding state income taxes from military pay.
How reacquiring Colorado residency affects Colorado Income Tax filing
For the tax year that begins on January 1, 2016 and for subsequent tax years, an active duty service member who has reacquired residency in Colorado may:
For further information about this subtraction and the taxation of military personnel please reference FYI Income 21.