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South Carolina State Taxes

Choosing South Carolina as an RV Domicile State

South Carolina state taxes are something to think about when choosing an RV domicile. Full time RV families should also consider issues, such as South Carolina homeschool regulations, as well as South Carolina drivers license and South Carolina 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

South Carolina State Taxes

south-carolina-state-taxes-01;map of usa state south carolina 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.

South Carolina state taxes include both income and sales tax.
  • State Income Tax? YES
  • Income Tax Rate: 2.5-7%
  • Sales Tax: 6-8%
    (depending on county)
  • South Carolina Income Taxes & Sales Tax

  • South Carolina Drivers License and License Plates

    More items to consider with South Carolina state taxes are the South Carolina drivers license and license plates and tags fees. All of these fees vary by state, so these South Carolina state taxes are something to compare and to take into consideration when choosing an RV domicile. Most of these fees are reoccurring.
  • South Carolina License Fees: $12.50 for 5 yrs
  • Tax when registering vehicle from out of state: Yes, rates vary by county
  • Title Fees: $15
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection or Emissions Testing? NONE
  • Annual Tags Fees: Every other year
  • Cars & Motorhomes: $24
    Trailers: $10
  • South Carolina Drivers License & Vehicle Registration Information

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    RV Insurance and South Carolina 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.

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


  • Voting in South Carolina

    Voting is important to most Americans.

    South Carolina
    Fuel Tax Rates

    Diesel - 16c
    Gasoline - 16c

    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 South Carolina.
  • Residency Requirements:Register 30 days prior to election
  • Address Requirements: Street address
  • South Carolina Voter Registration Information

  • South Carolina 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, South Carolina homeschool is in the middle ground.

    In order to South Carolina homeschool, parents must teach 180 days, 4.5 hours each day. Required subjects are: reading, writing, math, science, and social studies with composition and literature required for grades 7+. Parents must maintain a portfolio and children must take standardized tests as well as have access to a library. Alternately, parents may choose to join the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools or other homeschool association in lieu of some of the requirements.
    South Carolina Homeschool Links
  • South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools
  • South Carolina Homeschooling Laws

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    Other Domicile Tidbits

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


  • RV Domiciles in Other States

    South Carolina state taxes not the greatest? 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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  • South Carolina Travel Books
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