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Mountain Mama wrote:

I believe you have to have something on the property, ie., animals, hay pasture, etc) for it to be rated as "ag" for tax purposes. Just because it's in the boonies doesn't mean it will be rated as "ag".

Wouldn't it be easier to just buy a large, possibly a repoed mobile home (double wide, etc) rather than going to the trouble/expense of putting RVs together? My SIL just sold her double wide for about $5,000 for someone to put on some acreage, so there are deals out there. If you're interested, send me a PM and I'll get the name of the guy who bought it from them as he's in the business of buying used & repoed mobile homes.


No because our real issue is to avoid paying property taxes. Here in Texas they are insanely high unless you either have RURAL land or AG.

A mobile home is attached to the ground and considered a house. But an RV has wheels & is ready to be towed or driven. We'd just have several of them to live in [emoticon]


Then you have solved your problem without needing to resort to someting as contrived as what you are thinking up. You said you were looking at 10 acres in the boondocks. I see this, and I read rural. I have 6.5 acres of land 50 miles northwest of DFW airport, and my property taxes are right around $1k/yr. It has a site built house on it as well. My property is rural, and I'm a measely three minutes from Bridgeport, TX., where I can get groceries or have a choice of typical Wise County gorge untill you bust resturaunts.

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"It's amazing how much work, effort and money some people put into trying to avoid something that will not be that big of a deal anyways. "

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Well the thing is I'm currently paying $8,000 a year in property taxes just south of Dallas. It's horrible.

I'd rather not pay a dime.

Land with NO restrictions means that there aren't any building restrictions on the land.

IE you can use it for an apartment complex, junk yard, build a house, a mobile home park etc.

If there is an AG exemption on unrestricted land, the taxes would be around $30 bucks a year.

Since there are no building codes with RV's, I imagine it would take a good sum of time (if ever) for the county to even realize you have RV's parked there. Then when they see it is just RV's on wheels, they drive on.

I'm also heavily prepping for the uncertain future because I feel Social Security & Medicaid won't be here for long. Economic uncertainty & I don't trust the dollar to hold value either.

That's reason 124343 I'd like to get out of property taxes.


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hey, got room on that 10 acres for another RV or two? [emoticon]

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I got land for sale. Exactly what u want.


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Well, since you asked for advice, I'll advize you to pay your taxes. You're expending lots of thought and scheming on how to avoid doing something that so many others do. If you don't want to pay the high taxes in your locale, perhaps relocating to a town with a lower tax rate would better suit your situation?

Plus, unless you have some sound legal advice to back your plan, you'll probably find that the town has ways of protecting itself from people trying to do what you're trying to do.

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crasster wrote:

We are considering purchasing about 10 acres of non-restricted land out in the boondocks. We are going lay out several large pieces of pressure treated lumber on the ground to make a "pad" (or large stepping stones.

We are going to have power run to this "pad", and drill a well & septic system.

Since we have 5 children, we are considering buying several large RV's, and "retrofitting" them together so that we can walk in and out of each RV without having to leave "the indoors". Perhaps even up to 3.

As far as I understand it, the appraisal districts can't give you a property tax on anything with wheels that can be towed or drive. Is this true?

I know the land can be taxed, but it will be at $30 a year because it is rural/AG.

So any tips, advice, thoughts.... All appreciated. Thanks



.............Have you heard of Roll Back Taxes , If you haven't you soon will when you close on the land ! On a small tract as you mentioned the Local Mafia Tax Authority will , (1)REClassify the tax status of the land from AG(if it currently is classified as AG) over too another catagory which has a MUCH Higher tax levy and they will REtrogress , Back FIVE years and REfigure the property taxes , and YOU , as the Purchaser are Required by Law too pay this BS !
.............The Hell of it is , the Seller is the Person who enjoyed the AG exemption and received ALL the benefit of paying almost NO property taxes and the Tax Nazis are going too make , YOU Pay the the Piper ! EDucate yourself before reaching closure on this purchase ! , jf


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Aren't property taxes deductible on your 1040? I missed the tax deduction and mortgage interest when I paid off my house....only deductions I had then were medical/insurance premiums and co-pays...made a big difference each year.

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Posted: 07/27/10 06:37am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So is the real intent to save money, or just to "challenge" the system?

Up here in the county assessors office they have a "wall of shame" which is nothing more then an array of pictures of what people have attempted to do so as not to pay property taxes. The one picture that comes to mind is the old beatup RV's in a barn. They were living in the RV's yet attempting to say the land was AG and still in development at that point in time. They came down pretty hard on them as I was told.

Tax assessors (at least up here) don't take kindly to being made a fool of. If a place has a vent stack, and doesn't move in six months, they're going to call it a residence in most cases.

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