I am closing on my Florida home 12/29/2009. I intend to move in as a full time resident sometime in January. I confused about meeting the criteria of being a full time resident on January 1st,
When I close will I be able to claim a homestead exemption? I am closing by mail due to travel constraints of the holiday week. I won't be able to get a Florida drivers license or register to vote until early January.
I will have the deed in the name of my revocable trust which was drawn up in Massachusetts. Does this matter?
Finally, in reading up on the Florida intangible personal tax, it appears to presently apply to a very limited type of securities and most stocks and bonds are exempt. Do I have this right?