Choosing Montana as an RV Domicile State
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
Montana TaxesFor 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.
Montana taxes include state income tax, but no state or local sales tax, making it an attractive RV home base for those who purchase high value rigs.
Montana Drivers License and License PlatesMore items to consider with Montana taxes are the Montana drivers license and license plates and tags fees. All of these fees vary by state, so these Montana taxes are something to compare and to take into consideration when choosing an RV domicile. Most of these fees are reoccurring.
RV Insurance and Montana Auto InsuranceWhat state you call home determines your automobile insurance requirements.
Each state is different, and the coverage required might contribute to your RV domicile decision.
Montana auto insurance requirements are as follows. Information on how to obtain Montana RV insurance is also included.
Voting in MontanaVoting is important to most Americans.
State politics might also be a consideration to take into account when choosing an RV home base. Here is the information on voting in Montana.
Montana Homeschooling LinksEvery 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. Montana homeschooling falls somewhere in the middle.
Montana homeschooling is legal, and requires that parents send in a letter of intent. Children must be schooled comparably to their public school counterparts, but no specific subjects are required. Annually, attendance hours (and records) are required: 720 hours per year for 1st-3rd grade and, 1,080 hours per year for 4th -12th grade. No testing is required. Parents must also maintain immunization records and make sure that their child is taught in a "building that complies with local health and safety regulations for homes".
Montana Homeschooling Links
Other Domicile TidbitsThough Montana taxes (namely, vehicle registration and licensing) are probably big concerns you'll have when deciding on making Montana 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.
RV Domiciles in Other StatesMontana 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.
DisclaimerThis 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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