A bill that will enforce a tax on recreational vehicles stored in Virginia self-storage facilities was approved by both houses of the General Assembly this week. If signed by Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, the measure will be effective July 1, and vehicles parked in self-storage as of Jan. 1, 2010, will be subject to the tax. Self-storage owners in the state will have to provide the names and addresses of out-of-state vehicle owners.
The sponsor of House Bill 2289, Del. Ben Cline, R-Rockbridge County, pushed for the measure because out-of-state RV owners are currently storing them tax-free, while Virginia residents pay taxes on their toys. Commissioners of revenue are unable to enter storage lots and units, which are private property, to gather the necessary info to tax vehicles owned by out-of-state residents.
Source: NewsAdvance.com (Lynchburg, Va., News-Advance), Bill passes that would tax RVs in self-storage sites