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Arkansas State Taxes

Choosing Arkansas as an RV Domicile State

Arkansas state taxes are important issues to think about when choosing your RV domicile or RV home base. Other factors for RV families on the road to consider will include homeschooling in Arkansas, and Arkansas drivers license and Arkansas 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

Arkansas State Taxes

arkansas-state-taxes-01; map of usa state arkansas 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.

Arkansas state taxes include income taxes and state sales tax.
  • State Income Tax? YES
  • Income Tax Rate: 1-7%
  • Sales Tax: 6-11.5% depending on county and city
  • Arkansas Department of Revenue
  • Arkansas Sales Tax Information

  • Arkansas Drivers License and License Plates

    Another list of items consider with Arkansas state taxes are the Arkansas drivers license and license plates and tags fees. Some of these fees are one time only, such as the Arizona state taxes assessed when registering from out of state, but others are annual, like the annual tags fees.
  • Arkansas Drivers License Fees: $20 for 4 years
    (plus $5 transfer fee when from out of state)
  • Tax when registering vehicle from out of state: 6-7%
  • Title Transfer Fees: $5
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection or Emissions Testing? None
  • Annual Tags Fees:
  • Cars and Pickups: $17-30
    Motorhomes: $30
    Trailers: $36 for permanent tag
    TAX: In addition, assessed personal property tax on value of vehicle
  • Arkansas Drivers License Information
  • Arkansas Vehicle Registration Information

  • arkansas-state-taxes-02; arkansas state quarter

    RV Insurance and Arkansas 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.

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


  • Voting

    Voting is important to most Americans.

    Arkansas
    Fuel Tax Rates

    Diesel - 22.5c
    Gasoline - 21.5c
    Biodiesel - 22.5c

    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 Arkansas.
  • Residency Requirements: 30 days
  • Address Requirements: Street address
  • Arkansas Voter Registration Information

  • Homeschooling in Arkansas

    All states have different homeschooling laws and regulations. Some states are very easy to homeschool in, while other states have many stipulations to a parent deciding to home educate his child. As states go, homeschooling in Arkansas is somewhere in the middle.

    Homeschooling in Arkansas requires parents to send (or deliver in person) notification to the school district. This notification will include a signed affidavit stating that the state is not responsible for the child's education, a list of qualifications of the parent instructors, a description of the curriculum to be taught, and the location and schedule of the home school, along with identifying information about the students. In addition, homeschooling in Arkansas requires annual testing.
    Links for Homeschooling in Arkansas
  • The Education Alliance in Arkansas
  • Arkansas Homeschool Laws

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    Other Domicile Tidbits

    Though Arkansas state taxes are probably the biggest concern (and homeschooling) when deciding on making Arkansas 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 Arkansas Weather Reports
  • Arkansas Reciprocal Concealed Weapons Law & Gun Control Laws

  • RV Domiciles in Other States

    Arkansas state taxes or homeschooling in Arkansas 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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