Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Residence

  1. A person's billing address and mailing address are in the same country
  2. A person resides in the same country as either their billing address or mailing address
  3. A person does not live in any country for which they have "non resident" status
  4. A person's phone number's country code will match the country in which they are resident
  5. A person's phone number's country code will match either the country of their billing address or mailing address
  6. A person's residence matches the country in which they were born
  7. A person's residence matches the country in which they have citizenship
    7b. a person has exactly one citizenship
  8. A person's bank's country will match the country of their billing address
  9. A person has a phone number that matches the country in which they want to receive service
  10. A person has always lived in the country in which they are resident
    10b. Or at least that person has lived in that country since they have had billing details 10c. Or at least as long as they have been a legal adult
  11. An adult human receiving a salary in a country has that country's national tax identifier right now
    11b. or at least will have that country's national tax identifier at some point in the future
  12. An adult human receiving a salary in a country has a billing or shipping address in that country
  13. A person is an adult in all the jurisdictions in which they live
  14. It will be cheap and easy to contact a person using any arbitrary country's postal system
  15. A person will not be resident in multiple countries simultaneously
  16. A person will not pay taxes in multiple countries in the same calendar year
  17. A person will not pay taxes in multiple countries in the same tax year
    17b. all countries have the same tax year
  18. A person only has bank accounts in one country
  19. A person will only have to file tax returns in countries in which they have lived and or are resident
  20. A person is tax resident in exactly one country
  21. A person is tax resident in no more than two countries, while they have overlaps because they move
  22. A person will not be tax resident in multiple (>2) countries for multiple years (>2)
  23. All postcodes are formatted as five numbers
    23b. All countries have a concept of some kind of "state"... 23c. ...That can be represented by two letters
  24. A person lives in a singular time zone
    24b. or at least, due to daylight savings, no more than two.
  25. A person can demonstrate credit ratings using our country's preferred credit rating system
  26. A person will never need to budget in more than one currency
  27. A person will never suddenly need substantial amounts of their money while they are outside of the country their bank is from.
  28. Having a social security number means that you are a US citizen
  29. You cannot be a non-resident alien and have a permanent US street address
  30. A person will have a social security number when registering for a health care plan
  31. Healthcare providers with better ratings than the US system from other nations do not count as continuous coverage