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Title: Montana vehicle registration
Post by: JohnSandyWhite on October 09, 2005, 11:59:57 AM
 :) Hi Tom. We fly over 26th October. Visit the Repo Auctions with our Florida friend on the 1st and 2nd of November. It is unlikely we will be ready to Tour as early as the Rally you pointed us to. We have considered registering through Montana. Does anyone have any views on this?  ;)
Title: Re: Montana vehicle registration
Post by: Tom on October 09, 2005, 12:10:13 PM
John

I split this out as a new topic so it will get some attention and hopefully more relevant replies. Meanwhile, if you search on 'Monatana' (without the quotes) you'll find some prior related discussions.
Title: Re: Montana vehicle registration
Post by: JohnSandyWhite on October 09, 2005, 12:13:02 PM
 ;D Thanks Tom.  ;)
Title: Re: Montana vehicle registration
Post by: JKH on August 05, 2016, 07:30:59 AM
Any Late News on Montana Registration ( August 2016) as I am buying and need to register out of my High Tax State of SC.
Title: Re: Montana vehicle registration
Post by: Tom on August 05, 2016, 08:08:21 AM
Don't know about SC, but some states have been going after folks who form a MT LLC for the purpose of registering their vehicles there. Maybe others will jump in with info specific to SC.
Title: Re: Montana vehicle registration
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard on August 05, 2016, 08:17:53 AM
I haven't heard of any changes. Getting Montana or SD tags should be easy enough, but whether that actually avoids your SC tax liability is a different question. If you keep the motorhome in SC more than 30 days/year, probably not.
Title: Re: Montana vehicle registration
Post by: Jim Godward on August 05, 2016, 01:41:59 PM
We have considered registering through Montana. Does anyone have any views on this?  ;)

Unless things have changed in the last few months, I changed to Oregon in January from MT, you need to establish a residence in the state.  An LLC does this for you but many states will go after you if the vehicle is located in them for a long period of time.  This can range from as short as the first day you go to work there to over 6 months.  When we moved to MT in 2000, the local Sheriff checked to be sure our address was real as we used a mail service as our mailing address and not the house where we actually lived.

Also MT has no sales tax but income and real estate are taxed heavily.

Check it out carefully as there are significant risks. 
Title: Re: Montana vehicle registration
Post by: JKH on August 08, 2016, 05:49:31 AM
Thanks, SC personal property tax is the beast, have not heard any negative reports of actions so far, but will keep looking as have a little time till registration.