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Old 06-05-2019, 07:40 AM
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I have a teen driving school here in SC, got a call from parents of a 20yr old that is attending college here in our town but she does not have driving license

She (and parents ) are MS residents and they want her to attend my driving school however since she is a resident of MS she will take the road test in MS and get a MS license

Told them I could help but would like to actually know something about the MS road test , here in SC they do a 3pt turn, straight line backing, overnight parking,parallel parking and general driving skills in traffic

Curious to what is on the MS road test, I have looked but can not find anything so figured someone here may be able to tell me
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Since she is now in SC with SC address, could she just go ahead and get the SC license? The when she goes back to MS they might respect the SC license and issue a MS one.
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Originally Posted by tprice View Post
I have a teen driving school here in SC, got a call from parents of a 20yr old that is attending college here in our town but she does not have driving license

She (and parents ) are MS residents and they want her to attend my driving school however since she is a resident of MS she will take the road test in MS and get a MS license

Told them I could help but would like to actually know something about the MS road test , here in SC they do a 3pt turn, straight line backing, overnight parking,parallel parking and general driving skills in traffic

Curious to what is on the MS road test, I have looked but can not find anything so figured someone here may be able to tell me
What did DMV say?
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Old 06-05-2019, 07:57 AM
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I don't think there are any requirements for being able to read in MS. The population is about 5 people per square mile. My bet is if you can stay on the road and not run into another vehicle or object going 2 miles down a country road and back, you get a license. I understand SC is quite a bit harder. They tell you to get on I-26 in Columbia. If you can make it to Charleston and back without wrecking you get a license. From what I can tell there is about a 60% pass rating.
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I don't think there are any requirements for being able to read in MS. The population is about 5 people per square mile. My bet is if you can stay on the road and not run into another vehicle or object going 2 miles down a country road and back, you get a license. I understand SC is quite a bit harder. They tell you to get on I-26 in Columbia. If you can make it to Charleston and back without wrecking you get a license. From what I can tell there is about a 60% pass rating.

That test applies to all of the south
















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[QUOTE=Thalasso;12595951]That test applies to all of the south


Youinz aren't much better when you get out in the Pennsyltucky area.
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That test applies to all of the south


Youinz aren't much better when you get out in the Pennsyltucky area.

But we are better.
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I grew up in MS and now live in Upstate SC. When I took the driving test in MS, it was a joke. "Take a right out of parking lot, take first right, at stop sign take a right, take first right, at stop sign take a right, now turn back into parking lot of DMV."
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Originally Posted by tprice View Post
I have a teen driving school here in SC, got a call from parents of a 20yr old that is attending college here in our town but she does not have driving license

She (and parents ) are MS residents and they want her to attend my driving school however since she is a resident of MS she will take the road test in MS and get a MS license

Told them I could help but would like to actually know something about the MS road test , here in SC they do a 3pt turn, straight line backing, overnight parking,parallel parking and general driving skills in traffic

Curious to what is on the MS road test, I have looked but can not find anything so figured someone here may be able to tell me
technically if she is attending school in SC and living in SC, she is a SC resident... let her get the license in SC if she wants it now or back home in MS over summer? seems pretty simple....
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
technically if she is attending school in SC and living in SC, she is a SC resident... let her get the license in SC if she wants it now or back home in MS over summer? seems pretty simple....
I thought of that also but maybe she wants to vote in Mississippi? Otherwise just give her your course unless the school has to be in or certified in Mississippi .Interesting that they "are now teaching to the test"as seems to be the rage in some elementary and high schools now. I'll see if I can find a good driver's ed joke...... The boat in the slip next to me is named "Student Driver".
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Old 06-05-2019, 11:39 AM
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technically if she is attending school in SC and living in SC, she is a SC resident... let her get the license in SC if she wants it now or back home in MS over summer? seems pretty simple....
If she's a non resident student and her parents are still taking her deduction on taxes then she is not a resident of SC. And used to be they would not allow her to get a SC License because that would establish her residency and for purposes of resident lottery funds and tuition alone they don't like that.

From what I have seen of the kids at Clemson, parallel parking is one thing I do not even know how they passed the test. Most of them simply cannot.
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I would expect that you would teach all driving skills so she's not only prepared for a test but prepared to drive.
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I had to parallel park and then drive down the road, turn around, then drive back to school. Long long time ago. If she can pass a SC test, i'm sure she can pass a MS test.
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Originally Posted by cphilip View Post
If she's a non resident student and her parents are still taking her deduction on taxes then she is not a resident of SC. And used to be they would not allow her to get a SC License because that would establish her residency and for purposes of resident lottery funds and tuition alone they don't like that.

From what I have seen of the kids at Clemson, parallel parking is one thing I do not even know how they passed the test. Most of them simply cannot.
pretty sure the parents can still take the deduction if they are providing primary financial support, even if away at school in another state

getting a drivers license in a state does not automatically change tax status or take away the deduction

i am not a cpa so could be wrong but have a family member at school in one state, they got a drivers license in that state, and parent in another state is still taking deduction without issue
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You might be right. I had a hard time when I first moved to SC from Florida getting a SC drivers license. Because I was in school here too. Many trips to DMV. My parents had property here and were residents here in SC as well. But they didn't want me to have a SC drivers license because I was also in school and living on my parents farm here in SC once I got up here.

But that was WAY WAAAAAAAY back in the day. Mid 70's as a matter of fact.

Added on edit, I was also driving a car with a SC tag but had a valid Florida drivers license at the time.

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Old 06-05-2019, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by cphilip View Post
If she's a non resident student and her parents are still taking her deduction on taxes then she is not a resident of SC. And used to be they would not allow her to get a SC License because that would establish her residency and for purposes of resident lottery funds and tuition alone they don't like that.

From what I have seen of the kids at Clemson, parallel parking is one thing I do not even know how they passed the test. Most of them simply cannot.

Correct, she is NOT a resident of SC

Plus in SC ANYONE that has never had a drivers license has a min of 180 days before they can attempt a SCDMV road test (my school actually gives the road test to our students ). In MS, he parents have told me, this does not apply . So if she got a permit this week it would take until December before she could have a license. .

Still goes back to SCDMV makes you prove RESIDENCY, being a student is not a resident .

On flip side I have had some of my income tax clients have kids in schools out of state, they let the student get a job, file a tax return as resident of that state and get a DL in that state so they would qualify for instate tuition
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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
That test applies to all of the south

















And you wonder WHY we do not like Yankees

What y’all got in PA, Jerry Sandusky to hang your hat on
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And you wonder WHY we do not like Yankees

What y’all got in PA, Jerry Sandusky to hang your hat on

You southerners.don't even like other southerners.
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Still goes back to SCDMV makes you prove RESIDENCY, being a student is not a resident .

On flip side I have had some of my income tax clients have kids in schools out of state, they let the student get a job, file a tax return as resident of that state and get a DL in that state so they would qualify for instate tuition


hmmm

renting or living in a state where one goes to school, can very well make them a resident. i dont see why one could not prove residency. doesnt one get mail/packages at college? when i attended university, some people would switch the DLs to the state they were attending school in. most would leave as is. i just dont see why it would not be possible.

also, i highly doubt its that easy to get in state tuition. most state schools have requirements about how long you must be a resident of the state to qualify for in-state tuition. everyone would be qualifying for it just by virtue of attending the school. i think pretty much every state school i have ever looked at says at least 12 months as a resident before first day attending. so perhaps, if one wants to take a year off between high school and college, establish residency and work in the state, they might be able to get in-state tuition!
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hmmm

renting or living in a state where one goes to school, can very well make them a resident. i dont see why one could not prove residency. doesnt one get mail/packages at college? when i attended university, some people would switch the DLs to the state they were attending school in. most would leave as is. i just dont see why it would not be possible.

also, i highly doubt its that easy to get in state tuition. most state schools have requirements about how long you must be a resident of the state to qualify for in-state tuition. everyone would be qualifying for it just by virtue of attending the school. i think pretty much every state school i have ever looked at says at least 12 months as a resident before first day attending. so perhaps, if one wants to take a year off between high school and college, establish residency and work in the state, they might be able to get in-state tuition!
Gettin off topic but NOT IN SC, apparently you have never dealt with SCDMV LOL

No being a student does not make you a legal resident of a state
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