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Kentucky State Taxes

Choosing Kentucky as an RV Domicile State

Kentucky state taxes are very important when choosing your permanent RV domicile. Other things a full time RV family on the road should consider are Kentucky homeschool laws, as well as Kentucky drivers license and Kentucky 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

Kentucky State Taxes

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

Kentucky state taxes include both a state income tax and a state sales tax.
  • State Income Tax? YES
  • Income Tax Rate: 2-6%
  • Sales Tax: 6%
  • Kentucky Income Taxes
  • Kentucky Sales Tax

  • Kentucky Drivers License and License Plates

    More items to consider with Kentucky state taxes are the Kentucky drivers license and license plates and tags fees. All of these fees vary by state, so these Kentucky state taxes are something to compare and to take into consideration when choosing an RV domicile. Most of these fees are reoccurring.
  • Kentucky Drivers License Fees: $20 for 4 yrs
  • Tax when registering vehicle from out of state: 6%
    Credit given if taxes paid in former state
  • Title Fees: $6+
    Varies by county
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection or Emissions Testing? NONE
  • Annual Tags Fees:
  • Cars: $15
    Trucks and Trailers: Varies by weight
  • Kentucky Drivers License & Registration Information

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    RV Insurance and Kentucky 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.

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

  • Voting in Kentucky

    Voting is important to most Americans.

    Fuel Tax Rates

    Diesel - 24.2c
    Gasoline - 22.9c

    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 Kentucky.
  • Residency Requirements:28 days
  • Address Requirements: Street address
  • Kentucky Voter Registration Information

  • Kentucky Homeschool Laws & 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. Kentucky homeschool laws are somewhere in the middle.

    Kentucky homeschool laws require a letter of intent within the first 2 weeks of the school year. Parents are required to teach 175 6-hour days per school year, and are required to teach the following subjects: reading, writing, spelling, grammar, history, mathematics, and civics. No teacher qualifications, standardized testing, or student evaluations are necessary.
    Kentucky Homeschool Laws & Information Links
  • Kentucky Home Education Association
  • Kentucky Homeschool Laws

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    Other Domicile Tidbits

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

  • RV Domiciles in Other States

    Kentucky state taxes just not doing it for you? 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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