Missouri RVer Seeks End to State’s RV Tax

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December 21, 2010 by   1 Comment

Richard LaViolet isn’t afraid to call it “a tax revolt.”

LaViolet has approval from the Missouri Secretary of State to begin collecting signatures for a constitutional amendment that would do away with Missouri’s personal property tax, KMOX Radio, St. Louis, reported.

LaViolet thinks the taxes on cars , RVs, boats, farm machinery and manufactured homes are “a nuisance,” but one that can’t be ignored.

“It’s as if your renting your personal property from the state. If you don’t pay the tax, the state can appropriate our asset” said LaViolet.

He now has until April 30, 2012, to collect 235,000 signatures to get the constitutional amendment on the November ballot that year.

He plans to hire a firm to help collect signatures.

Missouri officials estimate abolishing the personal property tax would cost the state and local governments more than $1 billion a year.

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One Response to “Missouri RVer Seeks End to State’s RV Tax”

  1. Jim on January 6th, 2011 6:04 pm

    Where do you sign? Seriously this has to be one of the most unfair taxes anywhere. I have no problem paying sales tax when making a big purchase, but paying personal property tax year after year after year on the same item is just not right. And oftentimes the assessed evaluation of the vehicle is based on a figure that may not be correct. I have personally seen the assessed value of my vehicles go up in value from one year to the next (I’m not talking about the rate per $ of assessment, but the actual value of the vehicle). When have you ever seen the value of a used car or truck actually go up from one year to the next? I have no problem paying my fair share of taxes, but when you have worked all your life to be able to afford a large purchase like an RV when you retire, paying a huge personal property tax bill on the RV just at a time when at retirement your income dips, might make it possible to afford the RV but leave you without enough money to actually use it due to the exorbitant taxes.