Owners of motorhomes in the state of Utah could get a tax cut under a bill passed by a House committee Wednesday (Jan. 19).
According to the Salt Lake Tribune, House Bill 53 would reduce the current property tax of 1.5% of the RV’s market value to 1.25% in 2006. Two years later, the tax would be reduced to 1 percent.
Sponsor LaWanna Shurtliff, D-Ogden, says a lower tax rate would keep Utah residents from buying their RVs in states like Montana, where they would pay no sales tax.
“We are trying to pull that revenue back into our state,” Shurtliff told the House Revenue and Taxation Committee.
Rep. Sheryl Allen, R-Bountiful, said she wasn’t sure about the bill because owners of second homes don’t get a break on taxes, and she claims motorhomes are “second homes on wheels.”