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Colorado State Taxes

Choosing Colorado as an RV Domicile State

Colorado state taxes are one of the most important things to consider when deciding on your RV domicile or home base. Equally important issues for RV families on the road will include homeschool Colorado information, and Colorado drivers license and Colorado 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

Colorado State Taxes

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

Colorado state taxes include income taxes and state sales tax.
  • State Income Tax? YES
  • Income Tax Rate: 4.63%
  • Sales Tax: 2.9-9.9% depending on city and county taxes
  • Colorado Department of Revenue
  • Colorado Sales Tax Information

  • Colorado Drivers License and License Plates

    Another list of items consider with Colorado state taxes are the Colorado drivers license and license plates and tags fees. All of these fees vary by state, so these Colorado state taxes are something to compare.
  • Colorado Drivers License Fees: $27 for 5 years
  • Tax when registering vehicle from out of state: None
  • Title Transfer Fees: $7.20
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection or Emissions Testing? Emissions in some counties
  • Annual Tags Fees: varies based on several factors
    (age of vehicle, weight, value, purchase date)
  • Special Ownership Tax: Collected instead of property tax during registration
  • Colorado Drivers License Information
  • Colorado Vehicle Registration Information

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    RV Insurance and Colorado 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.

    Colorado auto insurance requirements are as follows. Information on how to obtain Colorado RV insurance is also included.
  • Liability Coverage: $25,000-50,000
  • Property Damage: $15,000
  • Colorado Auto Insurance Requirements
  • RV Insurance Information
  • Good Sam RV Insurance


  • Voting

    Voting is important to most Americans.

    Colorado
    Fuel Tax Rates

    Diesel - 20.5c
    Gasoline - 22c
    Biodiesel - 20.5c
    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 Colorado.
  • Residency Requirements: 30 days
    (must register 29 days prior to election)
  • Address Requirements: Street address
  • Colorado Voter Registration Information

  • Homeschool Colorado

    All states have different homeschooling laws and regulations. Some states set out very specific obligations and requirements for homeschooling and homeschool Colorado is one of these states. Homeschool Colorado is legal, but there is much testing and notifications.

    To homeschool Colorado, parents must file annually. They need to tell the district the names, ages, address (this may be difficult for an RVer), and hours that the children are to be instructed. Four hours daily, 172 days are required by the state. Parents must keep attendance records, tests and evaluations, and immunization records to furnish to the state at their request. In grades 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11, parents must either have their child tested or an evaluation conducted.
    Links for Homeschool Colorado
  • Christian Home Schoolers of Colorado
  • Homeschool Colorado Laws

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    Other Domicile Tidbits

    Though Colorado state taxes, and homeschool Colorado are probably the biggest concerns you'll have when deciding on making Colorado 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 Colorado Weather Reports
  • Colorado Reciprocal Concealed Weapons Law & Gun Control Laws

  • RV Domiciles in Other States

    Colorado state taxes or homeschool Colorado laws 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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