If the stock capital gain (short term) is the only income you have, where would you live if you can make more than $200000 a year? I live and work in New York City currently, and decide to quit my job to become a day trader to trade on my own money, I like NYC a lot, but I need to pay new york state tax and new york city tax, if I move to the tax-free states, like Texas, Florida, ect, that may save me some tax. What would you choose? If I have two living places, a small apartment in Texas and a big house in NYC, and set Texas as my primary resident address(even though I may spend more time in NYC, since I like this city a lot), in this case, do I need to pay New York State tax and New York City tax? Thanks.