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Florida Tax Rates

Choosing Florida as an RV Domicile State

Florida tax rates are a very important consideration when deciding on your RV domicile or home base. Other very important issues for full time RV families include homeschooling in Florida requirements, and Florida drivers license and Florida auto insurance requirements. As RV domiciles go, Florida is an excellent option.

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

Florida Tax Rates

florida-tax-rates-01; florida state map usa 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.

Florida tax rates include sales tax, but no state income tax, making Florida a very attractive option.
  • State Income Tax? NO
  • Sales Tax: 6-9.5% depending on county
  • Florida State Sales Tax

  • Florida Drivers License and License Plates

    Another list of items to consider with the Florida tax rates are the Florida drivers license and license plates and tags fees. All of these fees vary by state, so these Florida tax rates are something to compare and to take into consideration when choosing an RV domicile. Most of these fees are reoccurring.
  • Florida Drivers License Fees: $20 for 4-6yrs
  • Tax when registering vehicle from out of state: 6%
    (if purchased in the last 6 months)
  • Title Transfer Fees: $29.25-33.25
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection or Emissions Testing? No
  • Annual Tags Fees:
  • Cars and Trucks: $27.60-45.60 based on weight
    Trailers: $21.60
    Motorhomes: $31.60-46.60 based on weight
    License Plate Fee: $10
    New Registration Fee: $100
  • Florida Drivers License Information
  • Florida Vehicle Registration Information

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    RV Insurance and Florida 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.

    Florida auto insurance requirements are as follows. Information on how to obtain Florida RV insurance is also included.
  • Liability Coverage: $10,000
  • Property Damage: $10,000
  • Florida Auto Insurance Requirements
  • RV Insurance Information
  • Good Sam RV Insurance

  • Voting in Florida

    Voting is important to most Americans.

    Florida
    Fuel Tax Rates

    Diesel - 30.57c
    Gasoline - 20.37c
    Biodiesel - 30.57c
    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 Florida.
  • Residency Requirements: 29 days prior to election
  • Address Requirements: Physical address
  • Florida Voter Registration Information


  • Homeschooling in Florida

    Some states are easy to homeschool in. Some states are very difficult with longs lists of requirements and obligations. Homeschooling in Florida falls somewhere in the middle; not too demanding, but some requirements.

    Homeschooling in Florida is legal. Parents must submit a notice of intent to homeschool to their county superintendent. There are no required attendance days, or subjects, however a parent must keep a portfolio of the work his child does for two years. Annually, homeschooling in Florida requires either standardized testing OR portfolio evaluation by a certified teacher.
    Links for Homeschooling in Florida
  • Florida Parent Educators Association
  • Homeschooling in Florida Laws

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    Other Domicile Tidbits

    Though Florida tax rates and homeschooling in Florida laws are probably the biggest concerns you'll have when deciding on making Florida 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 Florida Weather Reports
  • Florida Reciprocal Concealed Weapons Law & Gun Control Laws

  • RV Domiciles in Other States

    Florida tax rates 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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