Choosing Alaska as an RV Domicile State
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 TaxesProbably 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.
Alaska Drivers License and License PlatesAnother 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.
RV Insurance and Alaska Auto InsuranceWhat 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.
VotingVoting is important to most Americans.
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.
Alaska HomeschoolingHomeschooling 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
Other Domicile TidbitsThough 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.
RV Domiciles in Other StatesAlaska 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.
DisclaimerThis 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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