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Ralph Cramden

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Posted: 07/10/18 10:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It depends on the jurisdiction. I know of townships in western PA where private RV parks are located that charge every person who leases a seasonal site property tax yearly. It all works out the same. If the lessees were not paying it, the park owner would be and tacking it onto the cost of the leased space, which they probably do anyway lol. Pay to play.

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Ralph Cramden wrote:

It depends on the jurisdiction. I know of townships in western PA where private RV parks are located that charge every person who leases a seasonal site property tax yearly. It all works out the same. If the lessees were not paying it, the park owner would be and tacking it onto the cost of the leased space, which they probably do anyway lol. Pay to play.


He's being charged tax on the trailer not the land. They're taxing it because it is located in NC.

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I had a seasonal in MN. They sent the Tax Assessor around to measure or decks and sheds so they could tax them. My trailer had to carry a current license plate. After they measured my 4X6 shed and small deck they had to come up with a value then send me a bill. Then I paid the bill and they had to record it. When all this was done, they collected $16.00. I'm sure it cost them more to do all this than they collected. After one year they decided not to do this anymore. Figures..


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TNGW1500SE wrote:

UPDATE: He lives here (NC) in the trailer all year because this is where his job sent him to work. He could be ask to relocate at any time. To me, the trailer & RV site fees could/should be considered a business expense but I don't know if he's an employee or private contractor.


I’m not a lawyer licensed in North Carolina, but every time I’ve moved to another state because my job required the move, I had to become a resident of the new state after X days. Having an RV as my residence would make no difference. Especially if the RV was my full-time home and I never took it back to the state where it was licensed.

A tremendous number of us have had jobs that could or have required us to move. Often on short notice. Lost a lot of money on being forced to sell a home a few weeks after closing once. Quit a good job once because I refused to move.

Just a choice we sometimes have to make.

However, my question would be does NC charge the same tax to state residents?


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PawPaw_n_Gram wrote:


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However, my question would be does NC charge the same tax to state residents?


In North Carolina, property tax is a county and municipality levy, not a state levy. That is also true in Georgia.

Yes, NC counties levy a property tax against motor homes and trailers.

It seems to me a better question would be: does he pay a property tax in his home county in Georgia? If so, he should look into why he is paying that tax.

One thing that confuses the issue in NC, is that one pays the property tax to DMV, when getting license plate renewals. DMV then sends the money to the appropriate jurisdiction.

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GA charges a property tax on non motorized RVs...no longer on MHs. IF he has a current tag on the trailer, I would not pay NC... double taxation. Doubt he has a current decal on the GA tag.


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pulsar wrote:

PawPaw_n_Gram wrote:


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However, my question would be does NC charge the same tax to state residents?


In North Carolina, property tax is a county and municipality levy, not a state levy. That is also true in Georgia.

Yes, NC counties levy a property tax against motor homes and trailers.

It seems to me a better question would be: does he pay a property tax in his home county in Georgia? If so, he should look into why he is paying that tax.


One thing that confuses the issue in NC, is that one pays the property tax to DMV, when getting license plate renewals. DMV then sends the money to the appropriate jurisdiction.

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NC actually uses 2 different taxing methods on boats, RVs, etc.
If your tag is a multi year tag you pay property tax. If it has to be renewed every year you pay a road use tax. The tax is the same amount regardless. I have seen RVs with renewable tags and boat trailers with multi year tags. Mine are the other way around. Boats are taxed as personal property regardless. It all depends on the clerk at the time of the original transaction. NCDMV tag and title offices except for one are contract operations. As a result you can get conflicting answers depending on who you are talking to. NCDMV licensing offices are state run by state employees.Their answers never waver.


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In Florida a RV in a permanent situation WITHOUT a current tag can be assumed to be and taxed as real property ! Maybe same in other states >

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Here at my Escapee(CO-OP)Park Nevada there are Park Trailers, and regular trailers and Motor Homes everywhere. The Park Trailers are taxed, and the others have to be registered in there home states.

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