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Washington State Taxes

Choosing Washington as an RV Domicile State

Washington 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 Washington state regulations, as well as Washington drivers license and Washington 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

Washington State Taxes

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

Washington state taxes include sales tax, but no income tax.
  • State Income Tax? NO
  • Sales Tax: 6.5-8.9%
    (depending on local taxes)
  • Washington Sales Tax

  • Washington Drivers License and License Plates

    More 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.
  • Washington License Fees: $45 for 5 yrs
  • Tax when registering vehicle from out of state: Varies by county
  • Title Fees: $5
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection or Emissions Testing? Safety; no
    Emissions; yes, every other year in some counties
  • Annual Tags Fees: $30 plus fee based on weight
  • Varies, $43.75-63.75 Motorhomes: $111.75
    Travel Trailers:
  • Washington Drivers License & Vehicle Registration Information

  • washington-state-taxes-02; washington state quarter

    RV Insurance and Washington 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.

    Washington auto insurance requirements are as follows. Information on how to obtain Washington RV insurance is also included.
  • Liability Coverage: $25,000-50,000
  • Property Damage: $10,000
  • RV Insurance Information
  • Good Sam RV Insurance


  • Voting in Washington

    Voting is important to most Americans.

    Washington
    Fuel Tax Rates

    Diesel - 36c
    Gasoline - 36c

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

  • Homeschooling in Washington State 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 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
  • Washington Homeschool Organization
  • Homeschooling in Washington State Laws

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    Other Domicile Tidbits

    Though 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.
  • Up-to-Date Washington Weather Reports
  • Washington Reciprocal Concealed Weapons Law & Gun Control Laws

  • RV Domiciles in Other States

    Washington 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.

    Alabama
    Alaska
    Arizona
    Arkansas
    California
    Colorado
    Connecticut
    Delaware
    Florida
    Georgia
    Hawaii
    Idaho
    Illinois
    Indiana
    Iowa
    Kansas
    Kentucky
    Louisiana
    Maine
    Maryland
    Massachusetts
    Michigan
    Minnesota
    Mississippi
    Missouri
    Montana
    Nebraska
    Nevada
    New Hampshire
    New Jersey
    New Mexico
    New York
    North Carolina
    North Dakota
    Ohio
    Oklahoma
    Oregon
    Pennsylvania
    Rhode Island
    South Carolina
    South Dakota
    Tennessee
    Texas
    Utah
    Vermont
    Virginia
    Washington
    West Virginia
    Wisconsin
    Wyoming

    Disclaimer

    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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