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Alabama State Taxes

Choosing Alabama as an RV Domicile State

Alabama state taxes are one of the most important issues to consider when comparing different states to choose as an RV domicile. Other factors for RV families on the road will include homeschooling in Alabama, and Alabama drivers license and Alabama auto insurance requirements.

The nice thing about having no ties to any state is the ability to choose your RV domicile, or RV home base. You can find a state that offers the best set of options for you and your family, depending on your individual needs. Of course, not every RV family has the ability or option of choosing their domicile. See the following page to determine if your domicile has been chosen for you:

Choosing an RV Domicile

Alabama State Taxes

alabama-state-taxes-01; map of alabama state Probably the most important consideration when choosing an RV home base is the way income taxes will affect you.

Most states charge residents an annual income tax, in addition to their federal income taxes.

Alabama state taxes do, in fact, contain state income tax as well as sales tax in Alabama.

  • State Income Tax? YES
  • Income Tax Rate: 2-5% depending on income bracket
  • Sales Tax: 4-12% depending on city and county taxes
  • Alabama Department of Revenue
  • Alabama Income Tax Information
  • Alabama Sales Tax Information

  • Alabama Drivers License and License Plates

    Another list of items to add into Alabama state taxes are the Alabama drivers license and license plates and tags fees. Some of these fees are one time only, such as the Alabama state taxes assessed when registering from out of state, but others are annual, like the annual tags fees.

  • Alabama Drivers License Fees: $23 every 4 years
    (additional $5 testing fee)
  • Tax when registering vehicle from out of state: varies by county
  • Title Transfer Fees: $18
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection or Emissions Testing? NO
  • Annual Tags Fees:
  • Cars and Pickups: $23
    Motorhomes: Depending on weight. $23 for vehicles under 12,000 to up to $500 or more for those over 33,000 pounds
    Travel Trailers: $12 if under 12,000lbs
  • Alabama Drivers License Information
  • Alabama Vehicle Registration Information

  • alabama-state-taxes-02; alabama state quarter

    RV Insurance and Alabama Auto Insurance

    What state you call home determines your automobile insurance requirements.

    Each state is different, and the coverage required might contribute to your RV domicile decision.

    Alabama auto insurance requirements are as follows. Information on how to obtain Alabama RV insurance is also included.

  • Liability Coverage: $20,000-40,000
  • Property Damage: $10,000
  • Alabama Auto Insurance Requirements
  • RV Motorhome Insurance
  • Good Sam RV Insurance

  • Voting

    Voting is important to most Americans.

    Alabama
    Fuel Tax Rates

    Diesel - 19c
    Gasoline - 16c

    Luckily, you still have the ability to register and vote while on the road.

    State politics might also be a consideration to take into account when choosing an RV home base. Here is the information on voting in Alabama.

  • Residency Requirements: 30 days
    (register more than 10 days prior to election)
  • Address Requirements: Street address
  • Alabama Voter Registration Information

  • Homeschooling in Alabama

    Homeschooling in Alabama doesn't really exist, per se. By state laws, all children between the ages of 7 and 16 shall attend a public, private, or church school or be tutored by a state certified teacher. So where does that leave families who wish to make Alabama their RV domicile?

    The "Church School" is the only reasonable option for homeschooling in Alabama. There are some additional hoops to jump through, but basically, all those who wish to homeschool in Alabama find a church that they wish to do so with, and enroll in their program. They can then homeschool their child at home under the umbrella of the church, (called a Cover School) and met the state requirements. Note: a "church" is not defined as any specific religion in the state of Alabama.

    Links for Homeschooling in Alabama
  • Alabama Homeschooling Information and Resources
  • Alabama Homeschooling Laws

  • alabama-state-taxes-03; blackline map of alabama

    Other Domicile Tidbits

    Though Alabama state taxes are one of the biggest concerns when deciding on making Alabama your domicile, other information might make a difference as well.

    The weather may play a factor for you if you plan to set up some sort of home base in the state, and the regulations on gun permits are a very hot topic with many RVers.

  • Up-to-Date Alabama Weather Reports
  • Alabama Reciprocal Concealed Weapons Law & Gun Control Laws

  • RV Domiciles in Other States

    Alabama state taxes not to your liking? Don't worry! There are 49 more states to choose an RV domicile from! Check out the following resources to help you to make your full time RV living decision.

    Alabama
    Alaska
    Arizona
    Arkansas
    California
    Colorado
    Connecticut
    Delaware
    Florida
    Georgia
    Hawaii
    Idaho
    Illinois
    Indiana
    Iowa
    Kansas
    Kentucky
    Louisiana
    Maine
    Maryland
    Massachusetts
    Michigan
    Minnesota
    Mississippi
    Missouri
    Montana
    Nebraska
    Nevada
    New Hampshire
    New Jersey
    New Mexico
    New York
    North Carolina
    North Dakota
    Ohio
    Oklahoma
    Oregon
    Pennsylvania
    Rhode Island
    South Carolina
    South Dakota
    Tennessee
    Texas
    Utah
    Vermont
    Virginia
    Washington
    West Virginia
    Wisconsin
    Wyoming

    Disclaimer

    This RV home base and domicile guide is intended to assist you with making a decision on which state to call home. Though we have done our very best to find current laws and tax rates, each state has the ability to change their rules at any time. Please follow the links above and verify everything before making a decision.
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