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Wisconsin State Taxes

Choosing Wisconsin as an RV Domicile State

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

Wisconsin State Taxes

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

Wisconsin state taxes include both sales tax as well as income tax.
  • State Income Tax? YES
  • Income Tax Rate:4.6-6.75%
  • Sales Tax: 5.5%
  • Wisconsin Income Tax and Sales Tax

  • Wisconsin Drivers License and License Plates

    More items to consider with Wisconsin state taxes are the Wisconsin drivers license and license plates and tags fees. All of these fees vary by state, so these Wisconsin state taxes are something to compare and to take into consideration when choosing an RV domicile. Most of these fees are reoccurring.
  • Wisconsin Drivers License Fees: $18 for 3 yrs; first license
    $24 for 8 yr renewal
  • Tax when registering vehicle from out of state: 5.5%
  • Title Fees: $45
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection or Emissions Testing? Safety; no
    Emissions; yes, every other year, in some counties
  • Annual Tags Fees:
  • Cars = $55
    Trucks (up to 4,500 lbs) = $48.50
    Trucks (up to 8,000 lbs) = $77.50
    Motorhomes = varies
  • Wisconsin Drivers License & Vehicle Registration Information

  • wisconsin-state-taxes-02; wisconsin state quarter

    RV Insurance and Wisconsin 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.

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


  • Voting in Wisconsin

    Voting is important to most Americans.

    Wisconsin
    Fuel Tax Rates

    Diesel - 32.9c
    Gasoline - 32.9

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

  • Wisconsin Homeschool 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, Wisconsin homeschool does not require many regulations in order to comply..

    In order to Wisconsin homeschool, parents must submit an annual letter of enrollment. They are required to school 875 hours per year in the following subjects: reading, language arts, math, social studies, science and health. No standardized testing, teacher evaluations, or parent qualifications are required.
    Wisconsin Homeschool Links
  • Wisconsin Parent's Association
  • Wisconsin Homeschool Laws

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    Other Domicile Tidbits

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

  • RV Domiciles in Other States

    Wisconsin state taxes not your favorite? 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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