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Alaska Taxes

Choosing Alaska as an RV Domicile State

Alaska taxes are important issues to consider when comparing different states to choose as your RV domicile. Other factors for full time RV families will include Alaska homeschooling, and Alaska drivers license and Alaska 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 full time 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

Alaska Taxes

alaska-taxes-01; welcome to alaska sign 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.

Alaska taxes do NOT include income tax, which makes Alaska a very attractive RV domicile state.

Though Alaska does not charge state sales tax, several cities and boroughs within Alaska do, in fact, have sales tax.

  • State Income Tax? NO
  • Sales Tax: up to 6% depending on city
  • Alaska Department of Revenue
  • Alaska Sales Tax Information

  • Alaska Drivers License and License Plates

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

  • Alaska Drivers License Fees: $20 every 5 years
    (you need to renew in person)
  • Tax when registering vehicle from out of state: None for state
    (though some cities may impose a tax)
  • Title Transfer Fees: $15
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection or Emissions Testing? No safety inspection
    (diesel vehicles must have emissions testing once per owner)
  • Annual Tags Fees:
    (in Alaska, fees are assessed every other year instead of yearly)
  • Cars and Pickups: $100
    RVs: $30
    (includes motorhomes, 5th wheelers, and travel trailers)
  • Alaska Drivers License Information
  • Alaska Vehicle Registration Information


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    RV Insurance and Alaska 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.

    Alaska auto insurance requirements are as follows. Information on how to obtain Alaska RV insurance is also included.
  • Liability Coverage: $50,000-100,000
  • Property Damage: $25,000
  • Alaska Auto Insurance Requirements
  • RV Insurance Information
  • Good Sam RV Insurance

  • Voting

    Voting is important to most Americans.

    Alaska
    Fuel Tax Rates

    Diesel - 8c
    Gasoline - 8c

    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 Alaska.

  • Residency Requirements: 30 days
  • Address Requirements: Physical address
  • Alaska Voter Registration Information

  • Alaska Homeschooling

    Homeschooling laws vary state by state. Some states require many hoops to jump through, required subjects, annual testing, and even, in some cases, certified teachers. Alaska homeschooling, however, is quite attractive.

    In comparison to many other states, Alaska homeschooling is easy. Parents have complete rights to school their own children as they see fit. There are no attendance requirements, no need to notify the school board, no annual testing, and basically no requirements whatsoever. As a homeschooling family on the road, this type of set-up is ideal, making compliance a non-issue.

    Links for Alaska Homeschooling
  • Alaska Private and Home Schooling Association
  • Alaska Homeschooling Laws

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    Other Domicile Tidbits

    Though Alaska taxes are one of the biggest concerns when deciding on making Alaska your RV domicile state, 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 Alaska Weather Reports
  • Alaska Reciprocal Concealed Weapons Law & Gun Control Laws

  • RV Domiciles in Other States

    Alaska taxes (or lack thereof) 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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