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Indiana State Taxes

Choosing Indiana as an RV Domicile State

Indiana state taxes are important to think about when choosing your permanent RV domicile. But there are other things that full time RV families must consider when choosing an RV home base. These families need to know about Indiana homeschool laws, as well as Indiana drivers license and Indiana 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

Indiana State Taxes

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

Indiana state taxes include both a state income tax and a state sales tax.
  • State Income Tax? YES
  • Income Tax Rate: 3.4%
    (plus county sales tax)
  • Sales Tax: 7%
  • Indiana Income Taxes
  • Indiana Sales Taxes

  • Indiana Drivers License and License Plates

    More items to consider with Indiana state taxes are the Indiana drivers license and license plates and tags fees. All of these fees vary by state, so these Indiana state taxes are something to compare and to take into consideration when choosing an RV domicile. Most of these fees are reoccurring.
  • Indiana Drivers License Fees: based on age
    18-65 $19.50 good for 5 yrs
    65+ $7-14 good for 2-4 yrs
  • Tax when registering vehicle from out of state: Varies
    (exempt if purchased more than 90 days prior)
  • Title Fees: $15
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection or Emissions Testing? No safety
    Emissions testing required every other year in some counties
  • Annual Tags Fees:
  • Cars: $20.75
    Trucks and trailers: varies, based on weight
    Less than 3K lbs = $16.75
    5K-7K lbs = $31.75
    Motorhomes: $29.75
    Plus Excise Tax: amount varies; at least $12
  • Indiana Drivers License & Registration Information

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    RV Insurance and Indiana 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.

    Indiana auto insurance requirements are as follows. Information on how to obtain Indiana RV insurance is also included.
  • Liability Coverage: $25,000-50,000
  • Property Damage: $10,000
  • RV Insurance Information
  • Good Sam RV Insurance


  • Voting in Indiana

    Voting is important to most Americans.

    Indiana
    Fuel Tax Rates

    Diesel - 27c
    Gasoline - 29c

    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 Indiana.
  • Residency Requirements:30 days
  • Address Requirements: Physical residence
  • Indiana Voter Registration Information

  • Indiana Homeschool 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. Indiana homeschool is on the easier side.

    Indiana homeschool laws do not require notification, parent qualifications to teach their children, or standardized testing or evaluations. There are no specific subjects required, though the regulations do state that the children should be taught the equivalent of their public school counterparts. Parents are requrired to keep attendance records, and the children should be taught approximately 180 days per year, though they are not required to submit those records unless asked.
    Indiana Homeschool Links
  • Indiana Association of Home Educators
  • Indiana Homeschool Laws

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    Other Domicile Tidbits

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

  • RV Domiciles in Other States

    Indiana state taxes not your thing? 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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