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West Virginia State Taxes

Choosing West Virginia as an RV Domicile State

West Virginia state taxes should be considered when choosing your full time RV domicile state. RV families on the road also should think about West Virginia homeschooling regulations, as well as West Virginia drivers license and West 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

West Virginia State Taxes

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

West Virginia state taxes include both sales tax as well as income tax.
  • State Income Tax? YES
  • Income Tax Rate:3-6.5%
  • Sales Tax: 6%
    (food taxed at 5%)
  • West Virginia Income Tax and Sales Tax

  • West Virginia Drivers License and License Plates

    More items to consider with West Virginia state taxes are the West Virginia drivers license and license plates and tags fees. All of these fees vary by state, so these West Virginia state taxes are something to compare and to take into consideration when choosing an RV domicile. Most of these fees are reoccurring.
  • West Virginia Drivers License Fees: $13 for 5 yrs
  • Tax when registering vehicle from out of state: 5%
  • Title Fees: $10-15; plus $30 plate fee
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection or Emissions Testing? Safety; yes
    Emissions; no
  • Annual Tags Fees: $30 plus personal property tax
  • West Virginia Drivers License & Vehicle Registration Information

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    RV Insurance and West 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.

    West Virginia auto insurance requirements are as follows. Information on how to obtain West Virginia RV insurance is also included.
  • Liability Coverage: $20,000-40,000
  • Property Damage: $10,000
  • RV Insurance Information
  • Good Sam RV Insurance

  • Voting in West Virginia

    Voting is important to most Americans.

    West Virginia
    Fuel Tax Rates

    Diesel - 31.5c
    Gasoline - 31.5c
    Biodiesel - 31.5c

    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 West Virginia.
  • Residency Requirements:Register 20 days prior to election
  • Address Requirements: Street address
  • West Virginia Voter Registration Information

  • West Virginia 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, West Virginia homeschooling is one of the ones in the middle.

    As long as parents who are teaching their children themselves possess at least a high school diploma or GED, they do not need to be approved or supervised by the board with their homeschooling program. West Virginia homeschooling requires a notice of intent, including an outline of curriculum for the year and evidence of the parents high school diploma or GED. No required subjects or attendance. Standardized testing or teacher evaluation is required annually.
    West Virginia Homeschooling Links
  • West Virginia Home Educators Association
  • West Virginia Homeschooling Laws

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    Other Domicile Tidbits

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

  • RV Domiciles in Other States

    West Virginia state taxes just not what you had in mind? 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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