The association representing the RV industry in Indiana believes people involved in the RV business should call their Indiana House district representative to express support for a bill that would change the way RV owners are taxed in Indiana.
Currently, RVs in Indiana are taxed as personal property, but House Bill 1833 would make RVs subject to “an annual license plate excise tax scale based upon the overall value of each unit,” according to the Indiana Manufactured Housing Association/Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council (IMHA/RVIC).
“This taxation policy will also include an annual taxation credit (that will) reduce the annual excise tax over a 10-year period on all RVs,” according to the IMHA/RVIC.
Illinois, Ohio and Michigan, all of which neighbor Indiana, do not tax RVs as personal property, which encourages Indiana residents to keep their RV in campgrounds outside of Indiana, according to the IMHA/RVIC.
The personal property tax also discourages RV owners from outside of Indiana from keeping their rigs in Indiana campgrounds for extended periods, thus, discouraging tourism in Indiana, the association believes.
HB 1833 recently was passed out of committee and faces a vote by the full House, so the IMHA/RVIC urges the supporters of HB 1833 to contact their House members as soon as possible.