Originally Posted by beverly643
Montana or S Dakota LLC? Would that fix the issue.
You won't pay CA sales tax, but you acquire a whole new set of problems. CA, in particular, seems to be stopping RV folks (on occasion since all traffic laws are enforced based on officer location and availability) who have dissimilar MH and toad license plates. Some have reported issues and citations, others have not. And, if you have a job in CA you are supposed to have your car registered in CA. (Although, here too, enforcement is spotty.)
And you have the issue of insurance coverage in case you really need it. Theoretically, you need a CDL in CA to drive a corporate owned vehicle. Again, the enforcement of this seems to be capricious. But, if you are in an accident without a CDL you are technically driving with an invalid license. You have to evaluate your risk tolerance on this issue.
If you want to continue to live in CA and want to avoid CA sales tax you have to follow the rules in pub 52. It is that simple. Otherwise, move out of state and come back and visit, and you will be OK. Just do not work here.