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Pennsylvania State Taxes

Choosing Pennsylvania as an RV Domicile State

Pennsylvania state taxes are one factor to consider when deciding on which state to call your permanent RV domicile. RV families who full time on the road should also think about other issues, such as regulations for homeschooling in Pennsylvania, as well as Pennsylvania drivers license and Pennsylvania 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

Pennsylvania State Taxes

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

Pennsylvania state taxes include both income and sales tax.
  • State Income Tax? YES
  • Income Tax Rate: 3.07%
  • Sales Tax: 6-7%
    (depending on county)
  • Pennsylvania Income Taxes & Sales Tax

  • Pennsylvania Drivers License and License Plates

    More items to consider with Pennsylvania state taxes are the Pennsylvania drivers license and license plates and tags fees. All of these fees vary by state, so these Pennsylvania state taxes are something to compare and to take into consideration when choosing an RV domicile. Most of these fees are reoccurring.
  • Pennsylvania License Fees: $26 for 4 yrs
    (65+ $22.50 for 2 yrs)
  • Tax when registering vehicle from out of state: Yes
    (credit given if owned in another state 6+ mos)
  • Title Fees: $22.50
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection or Emissions Testing? Safety, yes, annually
    Emissions in 25 counties
  • Annual Tags Fees:
  • Cars: $36
    Motorhomes: $45-81
    Trailers: $6-27
  • Pennsylvania Drivers License & Vehicle Registration Information

  • pennsylvania-state-taxes-02; pennsylvania state quarter

    RV Insurance and Pennsylvania 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.

    Pennsylvania auto insurance requirements are as follows. Information on how to obtain Pennsylvania RV insurance is also included.
  • Liability Coverage: $15,000-30,000
  • Property Damage: $5,000
  • RV Insurance Information
  • Good Sam RV Insurance


  • Voting in Pennsylvania

    Voting is important to most Americans.

    Pennsylvania
    Fuel Tax Rates

    Diesel - 38.1c
    Gasoline - 31.2c
    Biodiesel - 38.1c

    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 Pennsylvania.
  • Residency Requirements:30 days
  • Address Requirements: Street address
  • Pennsylvania Voter Registration Information

  • Homeschooling in Pennsylvania 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, homeschooling in Pennsylvania has many regulations and hoop to jump through.

    For those homeschooling in Pennsylvania, annual letters of intent must be submitted including an outline of curriculum. Annually, homeschooling in Pennsylvania requires teacher evaluations as well as a detailed log of work completed including books used. In grades 3, 5, and 8 students must take standardized tests. Parents with a disabled child have to go through further approval before being allowed to homeschool their child. A laundry list of subjects is required for students, including safety and fire safety. Students must attend 180 days per year OR 900-990 hours per year.
    Homeschooling in Pennsylvania Links
  • Pennsylvania Homeschoolers
  • Homeschooling in Pennsylvania Laws

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    Other Domicile Tidbits

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

  • RV Domiciles in Other States

    Pennsylvania state taxes not making you happy? 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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