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Rhode Island State Taxes

Choosing Rhode Island as an RV Domicile State

Rhode Island state taxes should be considered when deciding on which state to call your permanent RV domicile. Full time RV families should also think about other issues, such as regulations for Rhode Island homeschooling, as well as Rhode Island drivers license and Rhode Island 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

Rhode Island State Taxes

rhode-island-state-taxes-01;map of usa state rhode island 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.

Rhode Island state taxes include both income and sales tax.
  • State Income Tax? YES
  • Income Tax Rate: 3.75-9.9%
  • Sales Tax: 7%
  • Rhode Island Income Taxes & Sales Tax

  • Rhode Island Drivers License and License Plates

    More items to consider with Rhode Island state taxes are the Rhode Island drivers license and license plates and tags fees. All of these fees vary by state, so these Rhode Island state taxes are something to compare and to take into consideration when choosing an RV domicile. Most of these fees are reoccurring.
  • Rhode Island License Fees: $31.50 for 2 yrs
  • Tax when registering vehicle from out of state: Yes, 7%
  • Title Fees: $25
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection or Emissions Testing? Safety, yes, every other year
    Emissions annually for vehicles 8,500 lbs and more, every other year all others
  • Annual Tags Fees: $30 flat fee
  • Rhode Island Drivers License & Vehicle Registration Information

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    RV Insurance and Rhode Island 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.

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

  • Voting in Rhode Island

    Voting is important to most Americans.

    Rhode Island
    Fuel Tax Rates

    Diesel - 30c
    Gasoline - 30c
    Biodiesel - 30c

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

  • Rhode Island Homeschooling 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, Rhode Island homeschooling is not the best.

    Rhode Island homeschooling is legal if a school committee approves it. Not the most desirable regulations in the country. Parents must school their children for a duration equivalent to that of their local public schools, and must keep attendance records. Standardized testing MAY be required. Subjects to be taught include: reading, writing, geography, math, civics, English, health and physical education.
    Rhode Island Homeschooling Links
  • Rhode Island RIGHT
  • Rhode Island Homeschooling Laws

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    Other Domicile Tidbits

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

  • RV Domiciles in Other States

    Rhode Island state taxes just not making the cut? 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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