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 .
Mon Mar 12, 2018
The Indiana Supreme Court last week heard a case in which a Middlebury RV dealer is accused of helping a customer illegally avoid Indiana sales tax, according to a story from IndianaLawyer.com.
Richardson’s RV, Inc., in Middlebury, gave buyers who were not exempted from paying Indiana sales tax, the option of physically picking up their vehicles across the state line in Michigan,” the site reports. The Hoosier state has reciprocal agreements with 41 states that enables customers to avoid paying Indiana sales tax, but customers from the other nine U.S. states had to pay the sales tax from Indiana as well as their home state.
By physically handing over the keys at a dirt lot in White Pigeon, Michigan, 7.8 miles north of the dealership, Richardson’s maintains the transaction was completed outside Indiana and, therefore, not subject to Indiana sales tax.
The Indiana Department of State Revenue disagreed. It found that every aspect of the sale—the selection of the vehicle, the financing, the mechanical adjustments and the titling—were all completed on the lot in Middlebury. Driving the RV to Michigan before giving it to the customer was an impermissible attempt to avoid Indiana sales tax.
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