Washington State Taxes
Choosing Washington 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
Washington 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.
Washington state taxes include sales tax, but no income tax.
Washington Drivers License and License PlatesMore items to consider with Washington state taxes are the Washington drivers license and license plates and tags fees. All of these fees vary by state, so these Washington 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 Washington 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.
Washington auto insurance requirements are as follows. Information on how to obtain Washington RV insurance is also included.
Voting in WashingtonVoting 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 Washington.
Homeschooling in Washington State 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, homeschooling in Washington state is one of the middle ground states.
Homeschooling in Washington state requires parents to either have college education themselves, be approved to homeschool their own children, be supervised weekly by a certified teacher, or to enroll in an umbrella school. Annual teacher evaluations or standardized testing is required if not in an umbrella school. There are required subjects to be taught, 180 days and 1,000 hours per year attendance requirements, and an annual notice of intent required to be submitted.
Homeschooling in Washington State Links
Other Domicile TidbitsThough Washington state taxes and Washington homeschooling regulations are probably the biggest concerns you'll have when deciding on making Washington 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 StatesWashington state taxes or homeschooling in Washington state not what you're hoping 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.
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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