I have come accross with the question ask what is my state of legal residence and when did I become legal in that particular state. This question has been tough to me to respond as you can see my situation:
I lived in michigan for three years, and I transfered to Illinois to finish my bachelors where I stayed in the dorm for one year. After that I decided to move out of dorms and live with family where I am not in the lease but I pay them my rent monthly. At this time, I still use my box number from school because I don't want letters to be delivered to this appartment for privacy issue. Therefore, my residence address has not recorded anywhere. Mailing address is the one that serves as my home address.
Back to the issue of michigan, I used to use the same address I had before while my roomate was still there. Now, I don't use it anymore and I have informed postal services to forward all mails to this box number in my school. Right now I have work study and last year I filled my income tax return here in Chicago.
I am still not sure if after graduation I will go back to michigan or if I should stay here.
What is my state of legal residence?