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Illinois State Taxes

Choosing Illinois as an RV Domicile State

Illinois state taxes are important to think about when choosing your permanent RV domicile. Families who travel full time will also be interested in homeschooling in Illinois, as well as Illinois drivers license and Illinois 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

Illinois State Taxes

illinois-state-taxes-01;map of usa state illinois For most states, 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.

Illinois state taxes include both a state income tax and a state sales tax.
  • State Income Tax? YES
  • Income Tax Rate: 3%
  • Sales Tax: 6.25-8.5%
    (depending on local government)
  • Illinois Income Taxes
  • Illinois Sales Taxes

  • Illinois Drivers License and License Plates

    More items to consider with Illinois state taxes are the Illinois drivers license and license plates and tags fees. All of these fees vary by state, so these Illinois state taxes are something to compare and to take into consideration when choosing an RV domicile. Most of these fees are reoccurring.
  • Illinois Drivers License Fees: $10 for 4 yrs
    (discount after age 69)
  • Tax when registering vehicle from out of state: Varies
    (exempt if purchased more than 90 days prior)
  • Title Fees: $65
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection or Emissions Testing? No safety
    Emissions testing required every other year after vehicle is 4 yrs old
  • Annual Tags Fees:
  • Cars: $78
    Trucks: varies, based on weight
    RVs based on weight:
    Less than 8K lbs = $78
    8K-10K lbs = $90
    10K+ lbs = $102
    Trailers based on weight:
    Less than 3K lbs = $18
    3K-8K lbs = $30
    8K-10K lbs = $38
    10K+ = $50
  • Illinois Drivers License & Registration Information

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    RV Insurance and Illinois 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.

    Illinois auto insurance requirements are as follows. Information on how to obtain Illinois RV insurance is also included.
  • Liability Coverage: $20,000-40,000
  • Property Damage: $15,000
  • RV Insurance Information
  • Good Sam RV Insurance

  • Voting in Illinois

    Voting is important to most Americans.

    Fuel Tax Rates

    Diesel - 36.7c
    Gasoline - 32.9c
    Biodiesel - 36.7c

    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 Illinois.
  • Residency Requirements: Register 28 days prior to election
  • Address Requirements: 2 forms of ID with physical address;
    must register or vote in person first time
  • Illinois Voter Registration Information

  • Homeschooling in Illinois Information

    Every state in the United States has different homeschooling laws and regulations. Some states are very difficult to homeschool in, some states are very easy, while most states fall somewhere in the middle. Homeschooling in Illinois is on the easier side.

    Homeschooling in Illinois does not require a letter of intent or notification to be sent to the school board. Homeschooling in Illinois is considered private schooling. Parents are required to teach children 176 days per year, the following subjects: language arts, biological and physical science, math, history and social sciences , including a course in the U.S. and Illinois Constitution, fine arts, health and physical development. Homeschooling in Illinois also gives parents the right to deduct up to $500 in educational expenses off Illinois state income taxes.
    Homeschooling in Illinois Links
  • Illinois HOUSE
  • Homeschooling in Illinois Laws

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    Other Domicile Tidbits

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

  • RV Domiciles in Other States

    Illinois state taxes not what you are looking for? 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.

    New Hampshire
    New Jersey
    New Mexico
    New York
    North Carolina
    North Dakota
    Rhode Island
    South Carolina
    South Dakota
    West Virginia


    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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