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Tennessee State Taxes

Choosing Tennessee as an RV Domicile State

Tennessee state taxes should be considered when choosing an RV domicile state. Those RV families on the road who are full timers should also think about other issues, such as Tennessee homeschooling regulations, as well as Tennessee drivers license and Tennessee 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

Tennessee State Taxes

tennessee-state-taxes-01;map of usa state tennessee 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.

Tennessee state taxes include both a state income tax as well as state sales taxes.
  • State Income Tax? YES
  • Income Tax Rate: 6%
    (interest and dividend income, not wages)
  • Sales Tax: 6-11.25%
    (depending on county, local taxes, and item purchased)
  • Tennessee Income Tax & Sales Tax

  • Tennessee Drivers License and License Plates

    More items to consider with Tennessee state taxes are the Tennessee drivers license and license plates and tags fees. All of these fees vary by state, so these Tennessee state taxes are something to compare and to take into consideration when choosing an RV domicile. Most of these fees are reoccurring.
  • Tennessee License Fees: $19.50 for 5 yrs
  • Tax when registering vehicle from out of state: 7%
    (plus local tax)
  • Title Fees: $13.50
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection or Emissions Testing? No Safety
    Emissions in some counties
  • Annual Tags Fees:
  • Cars: $26.50
  • Tennessee Drivers License Information
  • Tennessee Vehicle Registration Information

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    RV Insurance and Tennessee 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.

    Tennessee auto insurance requirements are as follows. Information on how to obtain Tennessee RV insurance is also included.
  • Must comply with financial responsibility law that requires liability insurance.
  • RV Insurance Information
  • Good Sam RV Insurance

  • Voting in Tennessee

    Voting is important to most Americans.

    Fuel Tax Rates

    Diesel - 17c
    Gasoline - 20c

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

  • Tennessee Homeschooling 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, Tennessee homeschooling has many options.

    For Tennessee homeschooling, parents must submit an annual notice of intent with a summary of subjects taught. Children must be schooled 4 hours per day, 180 days per year, and attendance records are collected. Standardized testing is required in grades 5, 7 and 9. Parents who teach their high school students, grades 9-12, must hold a baccalaureate degree or higher. For those Tennessee homeschooling families who choose one of Tennessee's other options, such as schooling under a church-school or umbrella school, some of the requirements are waived.
    Tennessee Homeschooling Links
  • Tennessee Homeschool Information Site
  • Tennessee Homeschooling Laws

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    Other Domicile Tidbits

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

  • RV Domiciles in Other States

    Tennessee state taxes not your cup of tea? 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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