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 .

Indiana Supreme Court Hears Out-of-State Sales Case

Thu Jan 18, 2018

151629209735504.pngThe Indiana Supreme Court will hear a dispute between the state’s Department of Revenue and a Hoosier RV dealer dealing with out-of-state tax issues, according to a story in the Indiana Lawyer.

“In an August opinion in Richardson’s RV Inc. v. Department of State Revenue, 18S-TA-22, Indiana Tax Court Judge Martha Blood Wentworth granted summary judgment to Middlebury-based Richardson’s RV Inc. on its challenge to the Department of Revenue’s proposed assessments,” the articles states.

“The recreational vehicle dealer sold to in-state and out-of-state customers, but gave out-of-state customers the option to pay Indiana’s sales tax or their home state’s sales tax.
“If a customer chose to pay the sales tax for their home-state, Richardson’s transferred the RVs to the customer at a location in Michigan, a state that does not have a reciprocal agreement with Indiana. Wentworth upheld that practice in August, finding ‘the sales at issue were made and title passed upon physical delivery in Michigan.’”