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State of Ohio Taxes

Choosing Ohio as an RV Domicile State

State of Ohio taxes are important to think about when choosing which state you want to claim as your RV domicile. Full Time RV families should also consider the following when making this decision: homeschool Ohio laws, and Ohio drivers license and Ohio 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 Ohio Taxes

state-of-ohio-taxes-01;map of usa state ohio 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 Ohio taxes include income tax as well as state sales tax.
  • State Income Tax? YES
  • Income Tax Rate: 0.681-6.87%
  • Sales Tax: 5.5-7.5%, depending on county
  • Ohio Income Taxes
  • Ohio Sales Taxes

  • Ohio Drivers License and License Plates

    More items to consider with state of Ohio taxes are the Ohio drivers license and license plates and tags fees. All of these fees vary by state, so these state of Ohio taxes are something to compare and to take into consideration when choosing an RV domicile. Most of these fees are reoccurring.
  • Ohio Drivers License Fees: $23-24
  • Tax when registering vehicle from out of state: Varies
  • Title Fees: $5
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection or Emissions Testing? No safety
    Emissions required every 2 yrs in 7 counties
  • Annual Tags Fees:
  • Passenger Cars = $34.50
    Trucks and Motorhomes = $49.50
    Travel Trailers = Based on weight
    Plus additional county and local fees
  • Ohio Drivers License & Vehicle Registration Information

  • state-of-ohio-taxes-02; ohio state quarter

    RV Insurance and Ohio 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.

    Ohio auto insurance requirements are as follows. Information on how to obtain Ohio RV insurance is also included.
  • Liability Coverage: $12,500-25,000
  • Property Damage: $7,500
  • RV Insurance Information
  • Good Sam RV Insurance

  • Voting in Ohio

    Voting is important to most Americans.

    Fuel Tax Rates

    Diesel - 28c
    Gasoline - 28c
    Biodiesel - 28c

    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 Ohio.
  • Residency Requirements: 30 days
  • Address Requirements: Street address
    (po box ok)
  • Ohio Voter Registration Information

  • Homeschool Ohio

    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. Homeschool Ohio has quite a few regulations to meet in order to be in compliance with state laws.

    For homeschool Ohio, parents must submit a letter of intent to homeschool and an outline of curriculum to be used. The school district will then decide if the plan is acceptable. Parents must homeschool Ohio 900 hours annually, and subjects must include: language, reading, spelling, writing, geography, history of the United States and Ohio, government, math, science, health, physical education, fine arts (including music), first aid, safety, and fire prevention.

    In order to homeschool Ohio, parents must have a GED or high school diploma themselves. Annually, homeschooled children must take standardized tests or be evaluated by a teacher.
    Homeschool Ohio Links
  • Christian Home Educators of Ohio
  • Homeschool Ohio Law

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    Other Domicile Tidbits

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

  • RV Domiciles in Other States

    State of Ohio taxes not what you're looking for? 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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