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New Mexico State Taxes

Choosing New Mexico as an RV Domicile State

New Mexico state taxes need to be considered when deciding on an RV domicile state. Other important deciding factors for full-time RV families include New Mexico homeschool regulations, as well as New Mexico drivers license and New Mexico 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

New Mexico State Taxes

new-mexico-state-taxes-01;map of usa state new mexico 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.

New Mexico state taxes include both income and sales tax.
  • State Income Tax? YES
  • Income Tax Rate: 1.7-5.3%
  • Sales Tax: 5-7.2%
    (depending on county)
  • New Mexico Income Taxes & Sales Tax

  • New Mexico Drivers License and License Plates

    More items to consider with New Mexico state taxes are the New Mexico drivers license and license plates and tags fees. All of these fees vary by state, so these New Mexico state taxes are something to compare and to take into consideration when choosing an RV domicile. Most of these fees are reoccurring.
  • New Mexico Drivers License Fees: $18 for 4 yrs
    $34 for 8 yrs
  • Tax when registering vehicle from out of state: 5%
    (credit made for prior tax paid; exempt if more than 30 days)
  • Title Fees: $3
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection or Emissions Testing? No safety
    Emissions in some counties
  • Annual Tags Fees:
  • Cars: $25.50-60.50
    Trucks: $36.50-205.50
  • New Mexico Drivers License & Registration Information

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    RV Insurance and New Mexico 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.

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


  • Voting in New Mexico

    Voting is important to most Americans.

    New Mexico
    Fuel Tax Rates

    Diesel - 21c
    Gasoline - 18c

    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 New Mexico.
  • Residency Requirements:Register 28 days prior to election
  • Address Requirements: Physical address
  • New Mexico Voter Registration Information

  • New Mexico 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. As homeschooling laws go, New Mexico homeschool regulations are pretty friendly.

    New Mexico homeschool laws state that parents must file a letter of intent to the state, not the local board. Parents must possess at least a high school diploma in order to teach their children. Subjects required are: reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science. There is no evaluation or standardized testing in New Mexico homeschool, nor any curriculum approval.
    New Mexico Homeschool Links
  • Albuquerque Homeschooler
  • New Mexico Homeschool Laws

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    Other Domicile Tidbits

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

  • RV Domiciles in Other States

    New Mexico state taxes not what you were thinking? 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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