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Old 12-26-2018, 08:00 AM   #113
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....... Low taxes and bad roads go together. ....
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Old 02-04-2019, 09:22 AM   #114
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Curious if anyone has feedback on AI property tax in SC. I paid $1800 last year for new Airstream Interstate. Was told it would not be classified as second home unless I took tires off and put it up on blocks! Just got new tax bill...$1780. I was expecting a little more depreciation than that!
It is true in SC. I live in Greenville county and taxed to death. We traded last year for a new Globe Trotter. First I had to pay $500 sales tax then pay $2300 in property tax before I could get a tag. Wonder if it is worth it. I would like to get a residency in a state with lower or no property tax.
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Old 02-04-2019, 09:28 AM   #115
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It is true in SC. I live in Greenville county and taxed to death. We traded last year for a new Globe Trotter. First I had to pay $500 sales tax then pay $2300 in property tax before I could get a tag. Wonder if it is worth it. I would like to get a residency in a state with lower or no property tax.
I grew up in Texas and then lived in Ohio. I feel like they tax you one way or another. States with high taxes in one area have lower taxes in another. So I just paid my SC property tax. The one thing they told me is that they won't depreciate it as an RV....which surprised me. She said I would have to get a "certified" appraisal like at a dealer or camping world and dispute the tax each year if I think its depreciating to lower my tax.
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Old 02-05-2019, 05:21 AM   #116
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It is true in SC. I live in Greenville county and taxed to death. We traded last year for a new Globe Trotter. First I had to pay $500 sales tax then pay $2300 in property tax before I could get a tag. Wonder if it is worth it. I would like to get a residency in a state with lower or no property tax.
Is the $2300 property tax every year? Thatís how they do it here in Missouri. Really penalizes you for owning new items, as the tax is supposed to decrease annually.
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Old 02-05-2019, 05:34 AM   #117
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Yes, in South Carolina it is every year
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:54 PM   #118
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People work through organizations such as Escapees to register their vehicles out of state (except if that state is Texas where Escapees is located) and pay less in fees, get their mail sent to them wherever they are and use other benefits of the organization. This works well for full-timers but others use it too. In Colorado you have to get a Colorado plate (and driver's license) if you are here for 30 days or more, but people push it until a neighbor calls the authorities. Of course, if you are in a rural area where no one sees your plate, you might get away with it. Escapees is for people who travel full-time or nearly so, but others use it to avoid taxes and fees. Sometimes people register their vehicles at a friends home out of state—again, sometimes they get caught, sometimes not.

As for taxes, Colorado has a state flat income tax—millionaires pay the same rate as the poor. Some people pay a lot more in Colorado income tax than they do in federal income tax. Taxes are generally low here and the personal property tax does not apply to RV's. Low taxes means poor support for public education, the present teachers' strike in Denver and deteriorating roads plus a lot more. If you want services, you have to pay for them. The tax may be unfair to certain individuals, but that is another story. I would think SC would allow for depreciation of personal property for the purposes of that tax—if you keep a business computer for 20 years, can't you depreciate it every year for tax reasons? Why not an RV?
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Old 02-13-2019, 12:48 PM   #119
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I would think SC would allow for depreciation of personal property for the purposes of that taxóif you keep a business computer for 20 years, can't you depreciate it every year for tax reasons? Why not an RV?
GENE - I agree. I do not recall if OP indicated the tax in SC depreciates, but I would hope it does. Here in NV, we get hit with steep personal property taxes on new cars, rvs, etc. And they base it on MSRP, not on the discounted price one pays. Since we do not have state income tax, that's how they get the $$

My oldest daugther lives in your neck of the woods (Fruitvale area) and I even contemplated buying a small house there. These taxation % do factor in to the decisions. BTW, love the area, especially up in Palisade. My son-in-law brought us to a friend of theirs who owns/runs Suncrest Orchard Alpacas & Fiber Works. Wouldn't mind having an alpaca farm
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Alex,

Palisade is cool, but downtown is somewhat constrained in size and people have had their stores forced out by new and greedy landlords. Nice town though, but where we live is 5-10˚ cooler in the summer. Not sure about alpacas as a money thing—wasn't that one of those fads to make easy money several years ago?
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Is the alpaca farm on Harvest host ? Would love to visit!
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Is the alpaca farm on Harvest host ? Would love to visit!
MANSDERM161 - Wow, that's a great question. There are also many farms & boutique wineries there and I did not know about HH when we were there last year (until the discussion showed up here). I do know my son-in-law & daughter stayed there in their camper when they moved from Chicago to GJ and was waiting on their house to be ready. I love that entire Palisade area is very nice & quiet. I was on the phone with them for couple hours prior to me seeing this post. I will ask them tomorrow.
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Palisade is cool, but downtown is somewhat constrained in size and people have had their stores forced out by new and greedy landlords. Nice town though, but where we live is 5-10˚ cooler in the summer. Not sure about alpacas as a money thing—wasn't that one of those fads to make easy money several years ago?
GENE - Not sure about alpacas as a money thing either. We didn't get into that discussion. But I do know they are making a living just fine with their Alpaca Wool Fiber Works. As every experienced ultra-distance cyclist knows, Merino wool is one of the best materials in any temperature. But I have never heard of Alapaca wool being used for cycling. We bought a few head beanies and gloves and socks that he made for us while we were there. I gotta tell you, it is thinner, lighter, yet provides the same or better insulating and moisture management properties of the thicker Merino wool . I just think they are cool animals We plan on spending more time in May, June there. Hopefully, I get to know more about the farm.
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MANSDERM161 - I thought of you when I received my DMV registration renewal today. I thought this would make you feel much better about your tax situation My total fees for next year is $3,130. Of that, $3,046 is some form of property tax. The only good thing is it steadily depreciates every year. Bad part is not fast enough. But at least with no income tax & low real estate taxes in NV & infrastructure especially roads/highways being top notch, it more than makes up for it. I hope I made your day better
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Property Tax on RV's

7 yrs ( or so ) ago, I was researching a destination move after living in the Northeast for 65 yrs. At that time, I had an airplane, but no RV. I was strongly considering SC but had read that they taxed "recreational vehicles", so I called the Tax Assessor in Greenville, SC and had a short ( real short ) conversation. I asked if my aircraft would be subject to to property tax. I was accustomed to this from the NE and had no intention of being subjected to it again. Even though I came from RI, even they did not levy property tax on aircraft because it was federally registered, rather than state registered. But long story short, the assessor told me that there was property tax on ALL recreational vehicles ( which by definition would include RVs and aircraft). I thanked him for his time, but not before telling him, he wouldn't being sending me a bill, as I wouldn't be moving there any time soon.

Although I decided to get out of aviation (age, cost, etc), I now had an airstream and live, very happily in FL. No property tax on anything that moves.

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If you think the plate associated fees go down with an electric vehicle, Indiana charges a hefty surcharge for electric cars to compensate for not paying road tax that is in diesel and gasoline.

GOTCHA anyway says the tax man....
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