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New York State Taxes

Choosing New York as an RV Domicile State

New York state taxes should be considered when deciding on an RV domicile state. Other important information for full-time RV families include New York homeschool regulations, as well as New York drivers license and New York 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 York State Taxes

new-york-state-taxes-01;map of usa state new york 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 York state taxes include both income and sales tax.
  • State Income Tax? YES
  • Income Tax Rate: 4-6.8%
  • Sales Tax: 4-9.5%
    (depending on county)
  • New York Income Taxes & Sales Tax

  • New York Drivers License and License Plates

    More items to consider with New York state taxes are the New York drivers license and license plates and tags fees. All of these fees vary by state, so these New York state taxes are something to compare and to take into consideration when choosing an RV domicile. Most of these fees are reoccurring.
  • New York Drivers License Fees: $55
  • Tax when registering vehicle from out of state: YES
    (exemptions apply, but must still get a receipt even if no tax paid)
  • Title Fees: $50
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection or Emissions Testing? Yes, both, annually
  • Annual Tags Fees:
    Every 2 yrs, based on weight
  • 0-2,050 = $26
    2,051-2,450 = $31
    2,451-2,850 = $36
    2,851-3,350 = $42.50
    3,351-3,850 = $51
    3,851-4,350 = $60.50
    4,351-4,950 = $72.50
    4,951-5,450 = $82
    5,451-5,950 = $91.50
    5,951-6,450 = $101.50
    6,451-6,951+ = $112
  • New York Drivers License & Registration Information

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    RV Insurance and New York 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 York auto insurance requirements are as follows. Information on how to obtain New York RV insurance is also included.
  • Liability Coverage: $25,000-50,000
  • Wrongful Death Coverage: $50,000-100,000
  • Property Damage: $10,000
  • RV Insurance Information
  • Good Sam RV Insurance

  • Voting in New York

    Voting is important to most Americans.

    New York
    Fuel Tax Rates

    Diesel - 36.85c
    Gasoline - 38.6c

    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 York.
  • Residency Requirements:30 days
  • Address Requirements: Physical address
  • New York Voter Registration Information

  • New York 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 York homeschool regulations have many steps and hoops to jump through.

    New York homeschool families must fill out a letter of consent including curriculum. They must quarterly submit attendance, grades, and a list of materials covered. Annually, standardized testing or teacher evaluations are necessary; standardized testing is required every other year in grades 4-8 and every year in grades 9-12. New York homeschool students must attend 180 days, and have a laundry list of subjects required, including substance abuse, fire and traffic safety, practical arts, and library skills.
    New York Homeschool Links
  • Loving Education at Home
  • New York Homeschool Laws

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    Other Domicile Tidbits

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

  • RV Domiciles in Other States

    New York state 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.

    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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