RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

Oregon Sales Tax Proposal Would Raise Taxes on Motorhomes

Mon May 15, 2017

SALEM, Oregon — Amid the string of increased fees and taxes Oregon lawmakers are pushing to pay for highway expansions is an unusual proposal that may stick in the craw of sales-tax-averse Oregonians: a de facto sales tax on new cars, trucks and motorhomes.

The 1 percent tax, which would automatically rise to 2 percent in 2022, is part of a package unveiled last week in the Capitol to raise $8.2 billion over 10 years to pay for transportation infrastructure, according to a story by the Register Guard.

The new tax also would be levied on snowmobiles, motorcycles or any other motor vehicles. It would raise $73 million a year at first, increasing to $146 million annually in 2022. The dollar amounts it would raise aren’t the biggest in the proposed package. That distinction goes to the increased gas tax, vehicle title fees and registration fees, which combined would pull $5.09 billion into state coffers over the 10 years.

Additional Information: http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/35567679-75/story.csp