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Maine State Taxes

Choosing Maine as an RV Domicile State

Maine state taxes are very important when deciding on an RV domicile. Other factors to think about as a full time RV family on the road should include Maine homeschool regulations, as well as Maine drivers license and Maine 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

Maine State Taxes

maine-state-taxes-01;welcome sign of usa state maine 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.

Maine state taxes include both a state income tax and a state sales tax.
  • State Income Tax? YES
  • Income Tax Rate: 2-8.5%
  • Sales Tax: 5%
  • Maine Income Taxes & Sales Tax

  • Maine Drivers License and License Plates

    More items to consider with Maine state taxes are the Maine drivers license and license plates and tags fees. All of these fees vary by state, so these Maine state taxes are something to compare and to take into consideration when choosing an RV domicile. Most of these fees are reoccurring.
  • Maine Drivers License Fees: $30 for 6 yrs up to age 65
    $21 for 4 yrs 65+
  • Tax when registering vehicle from out of state: Yes, 5%
  • Title Fees: $23
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection or Emissions Testing? Annual Safety
    Emissions required in Cumberland County
  • Annual Tags Fees:
  • Cars = $25
    Up to 2K lbs = $10.50
    Over 2K lbs = $18
    Truck Camper = $18
    Motorhomes and Farm Trucks:
    (based on weight)
    Up to 20K lbs = $39-84
    Over 20K lbs = $119-380
  • Maine Drivers License & Registration Information

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    RV Insurance and Maine 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.

    Maine auto insurance requirements are as follows. Information on how to obtain Maine RV insurance is also included.
  • Liability Coverage: $50,000-100,000
  • Property Damage: $25,000
  • Medical Payments Coverage: $1,000
  • RV Insurance Information
  • Good Sam RV Insurance

  • Voting in Maine

    Voting is important to most Americans.

    Fuel Tax Rates

    Diesel - 28.8c
    Gasoline - 28.3c

    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 Maine.
  • Residency Requirements:None
    Register on voting day
  • Address Requirements: Street address
  • Maine Voter Registration Information

  • Maine 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. Maine homeschool regulations require parents to follow many rules.

    In Maine homeschool laws, parents must file a notice of intent. They must teach a minimum of 175 days per year. They must teach the following subjects: English and language arts, math, science, social studies, physical and health education, library skills, fine arts, Maine studies , and computer proficiency. Maine homeschool students must have an annual teacher evaluation or take standardized tests.
    Maine Homeschool Links
  • Association of Homeschoolers of Maine
  • Maine Homeschool Laws

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    Other Domicile Tidbits

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

  • RV Domiciles in Other States

    Maine 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.

    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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