Originally Posted by wa8yxm
I know of many who have purachased a Motor home in, say Montanna, and titled it to a LLC they formed for the specific purpose of paying taxes... only to get a knock on the door from their home state. AND one BIG tax bill (including interest and penalty)
I don't want to hijack this thread, but IMHO it is important for others to realize that there are no problems with registering a MH to a MT LLC as long as you obey the laws of the state you live in or any other states you may visit. The people who get in trouble over MT LLCs usually register their MH in MT but "garage" it in their state of residence. This is illegal because it almost assuredly violates that State's law regarding how many days a vehicle can be in the State in the possession of a resident without being registered there.
The situation is entirely different if you are a full-timer. We are South Dakota residents and would have to register our vehicles there if we garaged them in the State for more than 90 days. However, even though we often vacation in SD we have yet to spend more than 30 days there in any one year. Therefore, we are not violating SD law by having our vehicles titled in another state.
Statements repeatedly appear on this and other RV forums about the tax risks associated with having vehicles registered in States other than the one you are domiciled in. Many of these statements are incorrect; there are no laws preventing you from registering vehicles in multiple states, but you can't register a vehicle in one state and garage in primarily in a different one. Think of the rich folks who have houses in multiple states and vehicles garaged at each one. Remember Mitt Romney and his wife's numerous Cadillac's. No matter how many houses you own, only one is your domicile.