BRIDGEWATER, Ma. — The Patriot Ledger reports the Massachusetts state inspector general issued an initial report last month detailing 32 RVs that had been purchased by 23 different Montana LLCs, had Montana license plates, but were garaged in the Bay State.
According to the newspaper, “The Department of Revenue has been following up and sending out state sales-tax bills to offending parties. By last week, the department had collected approximately $138,000 of the $250,000 in bills it had sent to 30 Massachusetts residents. The department had another $150,000 worth of bills it had not yet sent out.
By registering the RV in Montana, the newspaper says the buyer avoids Massachusetts sales and excise taxes, which Montana does not charge. But, the newspaper explains, once an RV is garaged in Massachusetts for 30 days, it’s considered a Massachusetts vehicle and is subject to state taxes.
To read the complete report in The Patriot Ledger, click here.