South Dakota State Taxes
Choosing South Dakota as an RV Domicile State
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 TaxesFor 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.
South Dakota Drivers License and License PlatesMore 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.
RV Insurance and South Dakota Auto InsuranceWhat 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.
Voting in South DakotaVoting is important to most Americans.
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.
South Dakota Homeschool InformationEvery 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
Other Domicile TidbitsThough 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.
RV Domiciles in Other StatesSouth 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.
DisclaimerThis 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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