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State of Michigan Taxes

Choosing Michigan as an RV Domicile State

State of Michigan taxes are important to think about when choosing which state you want as your RV domicile. Families who RV travel with kids might also be interested in information such as homeschooling Michigan regulations, and Michigan drivers license and Michigan 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

State of Michigan Taxes

state-of-michigan-taxes-01;michigan welcome sign 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.

State of Michigan taxes include both state income taxes as well as state sales tax.
  • State Income Tax? YES
  • Income Tax Rate: 3.9% plus some cities impose taxes
  • Sales Tax: 6%
  • Michigan Income Taxes
  • Michigan State Sales Tax

  • Michigan Drivers License and License Plates

    More items to consider with the state of Michigan taxes are the Michigan drivers license and license plates and tags fees. All of these fees vary by state, so these state of Michigan taxes are something to compare and to take into consideration when choosing an RV domicile. Most of these fees are reoccurring.
  • Michigan Drivers License Fees: $25 for 4 yrs
    (renewal $18 for 4 years)
  • Tax when registering vehicle from out of state: 6%
  • Title Fees: $15
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection or Emissions Testing? No
  • Annual Tags Fees:
  • Motorized Vehicles: (cars, trucks, motorhomes)
    varies, based on age OR weight of vehicle
    Trailers: $75-300 based on weight
  • Michigan Drivers License Information
  • Michigan Vehicle Registration Information

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    RV Insurance and Michigan 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.

    Michigan auto insurance requirements are as follows. Information on how to obtain Michigan RV insurance is also included.
  • Liability Coverage: $20,000-40,000
  • Property Damage: $10,000
  • RV Insurance Information
  • Good Sam RV Insurance

  • Voting in Michigan

    Voting is important to most Americans.

    Fuel Tax Rates

    Diesel - 30.4c
    Gasoline - 19c
    Biodiesel - 27.4c

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

  • Homeschooling Michigan 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. Homeschooling Michigan is one of the best states as far as limitations and regulations go.

    Homeschooling Michigan does not require parents to notify the school district that they are home educating their child, they do not need to keep attendance records or submit their children to standardized testing or annual evaluations. They are required to teach their children what they would comparably be learning in a public schools and to include the following subjects: reading, spelling, mathematics, science, history, civics, literature, writing, and English grammar.
    Links for Homeschooling Michigan
  • Homeschooling Michigan Resources
  • Michigan Homeschool Laws

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    Other Domicile Tidbits

    Though state of Michigan taxes and homeschooling Michigan laws are probably big concerns you'll have when deciding on making Michigan 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 Michigan Weather Reports
  • Michigan Reciprocal Concealed Weapons Law & Gun Control Laws

  • RV Domiciles in Other States

    State of Michigan taxes not your thing? 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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