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Please reread the OPs question.....all you folks out there espousing the benefits of a Montana LLC and whether its legal or not.... the OP specifically asked this question....."registering the vehicles in Montana to avoid high sales tax"...this screams tax cheat....sorry....Dennis


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Tax evasion is illegal, however there is nothing wrong with legally avoiding taxes. BTW, I do not have a Montana LLC.


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Daveinet wrote:

Actually it really comes down to if any state really has authority over anything you do in another state. I can operate a business in another state for any reason I want. Businesses choose to operate in states with lower taxes all the time. What you do in another state is OUT OF THEIR JURISDICTION, regardless of any law your home state makes. You are not a prisoner to your state of residence.


Yes that is true you can own and run a business in another state but your personal wages from that business is also subject to state taxes in the state that you are a resident of.

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Executive wrote:

Please reread the OPs question.....all you folks out there espousing the benefits of a Montana LLC and whether its legal or not.... the OP specifically asked this question....."registering the vehicles in Montana to avoid high sales tax"...this screams tax cheat....sorry....Dennis


Now, THAT'S funny, coming from a person who lists his residence(s) as "California/Arizona/ South Dakota"!
As if that isn't a quasi-legal method of avoiding/evading/minimizing taxes!

Why do you think Boeing moved the Corporate headquarters from Seattle to Chicago?
Why do you think so many corporations have their home offices in Delaware?
That's right, tax AVOIDANCE!
I can only assume that those who are so adamant against forming an LLC just take the standard deduction on their income taxes. Let's face it, itemizing deductions is tax AVOIDANCE, they certainly could never do THAT! If they really do live in a sales tax state, they would never go to the neighboring NON-sales tax state to do any shopping, OR (if qualified) shop at the Exchange on the nearest military base to AVOID sales taxes. Oh, no, THAT would be IMPROPER!
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Why do you think Boeing moved the Corporate headquarters from Seattle to Chicago? .

Not the same.
they MOVED the corporate headquarters. they did not just use a sham LLC etc. to avoid the taxes. As the OP was quoted, he is using a sham LLC to avoid taxes.
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Why do you think Boeing moved the Corporate headquarters from Seattle to Chicago?
Why do you think so many corporations have their home offices in Delaware?
That's right, tax AVOIDANCE!


Thats exactly the point. These are legit businesses that are performing business functions. Their earnings from the business are taxed according to the state. Setting up a business that does not perform any business function for the sole purpose of avoiding paying taxes is not.
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If it is done LEGALLY, and you disagree with it, then just don't do it. Simple solution.
If it is done LEGALLY, and you think it is wrong, vote to change the laws.
If you take every LEGAL deduction or use every LEGAL tax avoidance measure, good for you.
If you avoid taxes ILLEGALLY, then hopefully it will catch up to you and you will pay the penalty.

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rgatijnet1 wrote:

If it is done LEGALLY, and you disagree with it, then just don't do it. Simple solution.
If it is done LEGALLY, and you think it is wrong, vote to change the laws.
If you take every LEGAL deduction or use every LEGAL tax avoidance measure, good for you.
If you avoid taxes ILLEGALLY, then hopefully it will catch up to you and you will pay the penalty.


BUT, y'see, the LLC to purchase an RV (or anything else) IS perfectly legal in Montana! It is up to the individual to determine what he/she has to do to stay within the laws of his home state. Then, do it.
Just like it is perfectly legal for someone to come to Montana, buy an RV, register it in their name and my name, as joint owners, at my address, and go home with it. Yes, it has been done!
KNOW your rights (and obligations) under the law. TAKE advantage of every legal loophole you can find. That IS the "American Way"!

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To solve the whole problem, those who choose to set up an LLC in Montana for the sole purpose of owning a MH and avoiding sales tax and yearly exorbitant registration fees in their homestates, really should just move there. Simple enough. Then those people who live in whatever state and believe in paying their "fair share" have nothing to complain about. Just as your neighbors will not feel the need to be compelled to turn you in.


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mowermech wrote:

It is up to the individual to determine if he can get away with it in his home state, AND to determine what he/she has to do to stay within the laws of his home state.


by stating "get away with" you imply skirting or breaking the law. what states will allow a sham LLC in another state to avoid paying taxes in their state?
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