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Massachusetts State Taxes

Choosing Massachusetts as an RV Domicile State

Massachusetts state taxes are very important when deciding on your RV domicile. RV families on the road need to think about other issues such as homeschooling in Massachusetts, as well as Massachusetts drivers license and Massachusetts 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

Massachusetts State Taxes

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

Massachusetts state taxes include both a state income tax and a state sales tax.
  • State Income Tax? YES
  • Income Tax Rate: 5.3%
  • Sales Tax: 5%
  • Massachusetts Income & Sales Taxes

  • Massachusetts Drivers License and License Plates

    More items to consider with Massachusetts state taxes are the Massachusetts drivers license and license plates and tags fees. All of these fees vary by state, so these Massachusetts state taxes are something to compare and to take into consideration when choosing an RV domicile. Most of these fees are reoccurring.
  • Massachusetts Drivers License Fees:
    Issue Fee: $40
    Written Test Fee: $30
    Road Test Fee:$20
    Convert from out of state to 5 yr license: $90
  • Tax when registering vehicle from out of state: Yes
    (exempt if registered in another state for more than 6 months)
  • Title Fees: $50
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection or Emissions Testing? Yes
  • Annual Tags Fees:
  • Cars: (every 2 yrs) $41
    Motorhomes: $30 annually
    Trailers: $12 per 1000 lbs
  • Massachusetts Drivers License & Registration Information

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    RV Insurance and Massachusetts 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.

    Massachusetts auto insurance requirements are as follows. Information on how to obtain Massachusetts RV insurance is also included.
  • Bodily Injury: $20,000-40,000
  • Personal Injury: $8,000
  • Uninsured Motorist Bodily Injury: $20,000-40,000
  • Property Damage: $5,000
  • RV Insurance Information
  • Good Sam RV Insurance

  • Voting in Massachusetts

    Voting is important to most Americans.

    Fuel Tax Rates

    Diesel - 21c
    Gasoline - 21c

    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 Massachusetts.
  • Residency Requirements:Register 20 days prior to election
  • Address Requirements: Street address
  • Massachusetts Voter Registration Information

  • Homeschooling in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts is one of the most difficult in the country.

    Homeschooling in Massachusetts is not outright allowed, per se. Homeschools are considered public schools, and must be completely reviewed and approved by the school board. Parents need to be approved to teach their children, and must submit: complete curriculum, texts, instructional materials, and the number of hours each subject is to be taught, qualifications they have to teach their child, and any assessments (including standardized tests) required by the school board.
    Homeschooling in Massachusetts Links
  • Massachusetts Home Learning Association
  • Massachusetts Homeschooling Laws

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    Other Domicile Tidbits

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

  • RV Domiciles in Other States

    Massachusetts state taxes not what you were hoping 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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