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Old 06-16-2015, 02:11 PM   #1
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I haven't registered my RV yet, but I am seriously considering going thru Montana. Has anyone else out there done and if so have there been any problems from doing this! Thank you!

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Old 06-16-2015, 04:16 PM   #3
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Old 06-16-2015, 04:33 PM   #4
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Do you live in Montana? You should register it in the state that you live in. Avoiding paying taxes has not gone well with allot of people.
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Some have thought they could beat the legal system by forming an LLC. This won't work at the lawyers will sue who is driving as well as the LLC.
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PM me if you have any questions but registering your motorhome in a Montana LLC is not for everyone. In fact, it is not for most RVers. It only legally works if you can abide by the registrations laws of your home state (the circumstances that trigger registration in your state). In some states, it won't work at all and you shouldn't even try it. In the states that it can work, you MUST be out of your home state more than you are in the state ...again, you must abide by the registration laws of the state of you legal domicile. Therefore, you must be either a full time RVer or retired and are able to leave your home state frequently.

I've used a Montana LLC for almost ten years now and it's perfectly legal for me. But again, it's not legal nor the best option for the majority of RVers. Registering your motorhome or vehicles in a Montana LLC isn't illegal in itself. It is only illegal if you break the laws of your home state.

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Courts have long held that tax *avoidance* is a legal and proper activity, while tax *evasion* is a violation of law. The line between the two can be very fine and often unclear, and frequently relies on what appears to be your intent. The choice is, of course, yours. I am not an attorney, but I would advise you to seek advice from competent sources you both know and trust.

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If you can legally take advantage of tax laws, then I don't believe you are legally breaking the law by avoiding taxes that you don't have to pay. If you are able to itemize your deductions on your tax return, I'm sure you'd do it rather than taking the standard deduction as it will save you money. If I can use a Montana LLC to register my vehicles without breaking any laws in my home state, I will do it as it will save me money.

Some will say that I "owe it to my home state to pay their sales taxes and registration fees." Yes, if I was physically in my home state more than I was out of it, then I would register my vehicles there. As long as I'm moving around the country and am different states, I do not feel I owe my home state those taxes while I am rarely there. I do it with a clear conscience knowing I'm not breaking any laws. When I do stop traveling and spend the majority of my time in one state, I will then register my vehicles there and pay that state's taxes and registration fees.

Yes, good advice to consult an attorney. The attorney should practice law in YOUR state, however. When setting up an LLC, the Montana lawyers will specifically state that they do not practice law in other states. They can give you the registration and residency laws in other states and help you interpret them but they will NOT represent you should you break the laws in your home state. Remember, it's the laws of your HOME state you have to be concerned with and not the Montana laws you should be worried about breaking. Again, forming and registering your vehicles in a Montana LLC is in NOT an illegal activity as far as the state of Montana is concerned.
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Wish we could have, would have saved us over $23,000 in use tax on the used Magna we bought! But, alas, WA really frowns on it and does prosecute illegal LLC owners.

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