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Louisiana State Taxes

Choosing Louisiana as an RV Domicile State

Louisiana state taxes are very important when choosing an RV domicile. Other factors to consider as a full time RV family on the road should include Louisiana homeschooling laws, as well as Louisiana drivers license and Louisiana 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

Louisiana State Taxes

louisiana-state-taxes-01;welcome sign 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.

Louisiana state taxes include both a state income tax and a state sales tax.
  • State Income Tax? YES
  • Income Tax Rate: 1-6%
  • Sales Tax: 4-10.75%
    (depending on local taxes)
  • Louisiana Income Taxes
  • Louisiana Sales Tax

  • Louisiana Drivers License and License Plates

    More items to consider with Louisiana state taxes are the Louisiana drivers license and license plates and tags fees. All of these fees vary by state, so these Louisiana state taxes are something to compare and to take into consideration when choosing an RV domicile. Most of these fees are reoccurring.
  • Louisiana Drivers License Fees: $24.50 for 4 yrs
  • Tax when registering vehicle from out of state: Yes
  • Title Fees: $29.50
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection or Emissions Testing? Annual Safety
    Emissions required in some parishes
  • Annual Tags Fees:
  • Cars: $20-82 (based on value)
    Trucks: $40
    Motorhomes: $50 (2 years)
    Trailers: $10-25
    Plus fees to record liens,
    license free based on weight
    and selling price, and handling fee
  • Louisiana Drivers License & Registration Information

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    RV Insurance and Louisiana 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.

    Louisiana auto insurance requirements are as follows. Information on how to obtain Louisiana RV insurance is also included.
  • Liability Coverage: $10,000-20,000
  • Property Damage: $10,000
  • RV Insurance Information
  • Good Sam RV Insurance


  • Voting in Louisiana

    Voting is important to most Americans.

    Louisiana
    Fuel Tax Rates

    Diesel - 20c
    Gasoline - 20c
    Biodiesel - 20c

    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 Louisiana.
  • Residency Requirements:Register 30 days prior to election
  • Address Requirements: Street address
  • Louisiana Voter Registration Information

  • Louisiana Homeschooling 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. Louisiana homeschooling laws vary.

    There are two main ways for Louisiana homeschooling. Parents can register as a home school, in which case they need to be approved by the local school board. They must submit a letter of intent as well as detailed outline of each subject of their curriculum, texts used, and submit to standardized testing or teacher evaluation annually. Alternately, Louisiana homeschooling gives parents the option of registering as a private school and bypassing the other requirements.
    Louisiana Homeschooling Laws & Information Links
  • Roman Catholic Homeschool Association of Louisiana
  • Louisiana Homeschooling Laws

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    Other Domicile Tidbits

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

  • RV Domiciles in Other States

    Louisiana state taxes not what you're 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.

    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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