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South Dakota State Taxes

Choosing South Dakota as an RV Domicile State

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

south-dakota-state-taxes-01;map of usa state south dakota 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 Dakota state taxes include a state sales tax, but no state income tax, making it a popular state for full time RVers.
  • State Income Tax? NO
  • Sales Tax: 4%
    (plus possible local taxes)
  • South Dakota Sales Tax

  • South Dakota Drivers License and License Plates

    More items to consider with South Dakota state taxes are the South Dakota drivers license and license plates and tags fees. All of these fees vary by state, so these South Dakota state taxes are something to compare and to take into consideration when choosing an RV domicile. Most of these fees are reoccurring.
  • South Dakota License Fees: $8 for 5 yrs
  • Tax when registering vehicle from out of state: 3%
    (credit given if paid in another state)
  • Title Fees: $5-10
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection or Emissions Testing? NONE
  • Annual Tags Fees: Based on weight
    (PLUS additional 3% tax when first registered)
  • Cars & Trucks: $30-65
    Motorhomes: $60-360
  • South Dakota Drivers License & Vehicle Registration Information

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

  • Voting in South Dakota

    Voting is important to most Americans.

    South Dakota
    Fuel Tax Rates

    Diesel - 22c
    Gasoline - 24c

    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 Dakota.
  • Residency Requirements:Register 15 days prior to election
  • Address Requirements: Street address
  • South Dakota Voter Registration Information

  • South Dakota 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 Dakota homeschool is in the middle ground.

    Homeschooling is legal in South Dakota, but referred to as alternative education. With South Dakota homeschool, parents need to be excused from sending their children to public school by filling out an annual application, including an outline of skills being taught. Students must school an equivalent time and equivalent subjects as their public school counterparts. Standardized testing is required in grades 2, 4, 8, and 11 .
    South Dakota Homeschool Links
  • South Dakota Homeschool Association
  • South Dakota Homeschooling Laws

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    Other Domicile Tidbits

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

  • RV Domiciles in Other States

    South Dakota state taxes (or South Dakota homeschool requirements) not what you're seeking? 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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