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Old 10-06-2012, 12:50 PM   #1
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What State is Best??

We do not currently own a house/property and have our rig registered in Az. The tags are cheap and the low insurance blew me away. we will be here till spring, so have a postal box.

Our question is whether there is a state that might be a better bet? We've noticed some folks mentioning S.D.

Thanks for any hints.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:07 PM   #2
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Pretty wide open question,
better bet for ...Insurance, tax's, COL, license plates, fuel, food, clothing ?
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:42 PM   #3
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Maybe I should move to southern AZ, because where I am the registration is sky high and the insurance is criminally high. I could save money on both by moving back to CA.

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Old 10-06-2012, 05:55 PM   #4
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We do not currently own a house/property and have our rig registered in Az. The tags are cheap and the low insurance blew me away. we will be here till spring, so have a postal box.

Our question is whether there is a state that might be a better bet? We've noticed some folks mentioning S.D.

Thanks for any hints.
There are a lot of open questions here. What is your current state of domicile... where do you vote... pay taxes... your drivers license is issued from?

I too am surprised that you've found registration and insurance to be cheap in Arizona. Where you choose to make your domicile long term really depends on your personal financial situation which entails much more than just the cost of registration.

There's a lot of information available here on this topic so feel free to search on "domicile" and you'll find a ton of reading material.

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Old 10-06-2012, 05:57 PM   #5
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:31 PM   #6
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As all jurisdictions in AZ have 9+ to 10+ sales tax, it's too costly or any major vehicular purchase...and they have an income tax too. NV is my choice.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:02 PM   #7
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We domicile in South Dakota. They have no state income tax so our retirement checks come tax free. There was a $1500 difference in registering our rig in CA (where we bought it) and South Dakota. The insurance is lower in SD. We have to return once every 5 years to renew our drivers license and we vote by absentee ballot. We use America's Mailbox for mail forwarding. After living in CA for 27 years, this is definitely our cup of cheap tea.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:12 PM   #8
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Due to military assignment in '87 we came to Vegas from Texas and decided to stay after retirement in '93, but if we ever decide to go full time, we will establish domicile back in Texas. Even though there is no income tax here as in Texas, vehicle registration is here is far more expensive.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:45 PM   #9
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Even though there is no income tax here as in Texas, vehicle registration is here is far more expensive.
Much of that is because, in addition to no income tax (it's not allowed by our Constitution), there's no personal property (ad valorem) tax in Texas as well.

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Old 10-06-2012, 08:45 PM   #10
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Thanks. I think in our situation Az remains the best choice for us.

I need to research a reliable mail service here.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:13 PM   #13
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LOLOLOL..............were you replying as a general answer to the topic titled "What State is Best", or actually about licensing, etc. Either way works for me.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:25 PM   #14
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Been living in Vegas now for 54 years, and granted registration fees are high but decrease with vehicle age. We can easily live with that and enjoy the "No State Income Tax."

Safe travels to all...
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