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Old 10-27-2003, 05:06 PM   #1
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My wife and I will both retire (early), sell everything and buy a class A deisel to fulltime next year. We wiii have the funds to buy the MH with cash and travel until all pensions and SS can support us. I, however, would hate to pay more in taxes than is absolutely necessary.

Over the past few months I have read several thousand posts and over 10,000 replies on various forums. Based on the research I thought that I had devised a plan to legally avoid some sales tax. At a recent RV show a salesman may have simplyfied my plan. Are both of the following legally correct?

My original plan was to fly to South Dakota and establish residency via mail forwarding service, acquiring drivers licence, a library card, opening bank accounts, even buying a small piece of land if necessary, etc. I would then have a dealer deliver the MH to me in SD. (I had read in some thread that the sales tax was based on where the MH was delivered.) This would save about $6000 in sales tax.

The salesman from NJ, where I live now, stated that if I could show a valid SD drivers licence he would not charge me sales tax and would provide a temporary licence plate to allow me to take the MH to SD to be registered (I would have to pay a 3% excise tax in SD versus a 6% sales tax in NJ). This would save the $6000 mentioned above.

Note that the MHs manufacturers that I desire have no dealerships in SD. Also, as we purchase the MH, the stick and brick house sale may not be complete. Based on the research we believe that we want to domocile in SD.

"It is the right and priviledge of every American to pay as little tax as is legally possible." - A quote from long ago.
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My wife and I will both retire (early), sell everything and buy a class A deisel to fulltime next year. We wiii have the funds to buy the MH with cash and travel until all pensions and SS can support us. I, however, would hate to pay more in taxes than is absolutely necessary.

Over the past few months I have read several thousand posts and over 10,000 replies on various forums. Based on the research I thought that I had devised a plan to legally avoid some sales tax. At a recent RV show a salesman may have simplyfied my plan. Are both of the following legally correct?

My original plan was to fly to South Dakota and establish residency via mail forwarding service, acquiring drivers licence, a library card, opening bank accounts, even buying a small piece of land if necessary, etc. I would then have a dealer deliver the MH to me in SD. (I had read in some thread that the sales tax was based on where the MH was delivered.) This would save about $6000 in sales tax.

The salesman from NJ, where I live now, stated that if I could show a valid SD drivers licence he would not charge me sales tax and would provide a temporary licence plate to allow me to take the MH to SD to be registered (I would have to pay a 3% excise tax in SD versus a 6% sales tax in NJ). This would save the $6000 mentioned above.

Note that the MHs manufacturers that I desire have no dealerships in SD. Also, as we purchase the MH, the stick and brick house sale may not be complete. Based on the research we believe that we want to domocile in SD.

"It is the right and priviledge of every American to pay as little tax as is legally possible." - A quote from long ago.
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Wee One, can't speak to your first option, flying to SD, etc. However, the second option is what I am doing and the RV dealer here in Ohio said the same thing. You don't have to go to SD to establish residency, you can do that over the phone. But you do have to go there to get an SD drivers license.

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There are postings on this site from folks who avoided sales tax by establishing an LLC in Montana. Do a find on llc montana and you'll see all the hits.
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