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Virginia State Taxes

Choosing Virginia as an RV Domicile State

Virginia state taxes are important factors to consider when choosing your full time RV domicile. RV families on the road need to think about other factors, such as homeschooling in Virginia regulations, as well as Virginia drivers license and Virginia 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

Virginia State Taxes

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

Virginia state taxes include both a sales tax and an income tax.
  • State Income Tax? YES
  • Income Tax Rate:2-5.75%
  • Sales Tax: 5%
    (food 2.5%)
  • Virginia Income Tax and Sales Tax

  • Virginia Drivers License and License Plates

    More items to consider with Virginia state taxes are the Virginia drivers license and license plates and tags fees. All of these fees vary by state, so these Virginia state taxes are something to compare and to take into consideration when choosing an RV domicile. Most of these fees are reoccurring.
  • Virginia License Fees: $4 per year
  • Tax when registering vehicle from out of state: Varies by county
  • Title Fees: $10
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection or Emissions Testing? Safety; yes
    Emissions; yes, some counties
  • Annual Tags Fees:
  • Cars and Motorhomes:
    Under 4,000 lbs = $39.50
    Over 4,000 lbs = $44.50
    Travel Trailers:
    Under 1,500 lbs = $18
    1,500-4,000 lbs = $28.50
    Over 4,000 lbs = $40
  • Virginia Drivers License & Vehicle Registration Information

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    RV Insurance and Virginia 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.

    Virginia auto insurance requirements are as follows. Information on how to obtain Virginia RV insurance is also included.
  • Liability Coverage: $25,000-50,000
  • Property Damage: $20,000
  • RV Insurance Information
  • Good Sam RV Insurance

  • Voting in Virginia

    Voting is important to most Americans.

    Fuel Tax Rates

    Diesel - 21c
    Gasoline - 21c
    Biodiesel - 21c

    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 Virginia.
  • Residency Requirements:Register 29 days prior to election
  • Address Requirements: Street address
  • Virginia Voter Registration Information

  • Homeschooling in Virginia 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, homeschooling in Virginia is one of the middle ground states.

    Homeschooling in Virginia requires parents to submit an annual notice of intent with a brief description of the education they plan to teach that year. The school board does not approve or disapprove the curriculum chosen. Annually, children need to take a standardized test or be evaluated by a certified teacher.
    Homeschooling in Virginia Links
  • The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers
  • Homeschooling in Virginia Laws

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    Other Domicile Tidbits

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

  • RV Domiciles in Other States

    Virginia state taxes not what you want? 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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