Just because you camp or RV, taxes and the IRS don't magically disappear from your life. However, living in a recreational vehicle, and/or being a working camper, can mean some employment tax savings.
RVing CPA and Tax Attorney Martin M. Shenkman Shares His Expertise and Advice A CPA and tax attorney can be a huge help to working RVers. Writing for us is tax expert and legal authority, Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, JD. He is an accountant and lawyer who also RVs. Read his articles on this website.
Employment Taxes -- The IRS Warns It Intends To Collect From Small Businesses Employment taxes affect campgrounds and RV parks just as they do most other small businesses. Workampers may have the idea that they may help at a park, trading labor for campsite, without being an employee. The IRS may see it differently.
Tax Issues with Camper Workers An RV park owner writes, "I have heard that all work campers must be treated as employees and I have a very small, underscore small, RV park in Texas and do not have any employees." Read my reply and comment.
Income Taxes A reader asks, "Do camp workers have to pay any tax?" Read my reply concerning income tax and taxes that would be directly related to working in the campground. And, add your comments and read those of other RVers.
Tax Consequences of Working or Volunteering A reader writes, "My husband and I will be retiring next year. We've been looking into volunteering or working 20-25 hours per week. However, we've heard that many places will send you a 1099 for the value of your campsite when you are a volunteer/work, which increases your taxable income. Is this true?" Read more....
Depreciation On RV An RVer asks, "Can I claim depreciation on a recreational vehicle if the employer requires one for me to work for him? Would there also be other income tax deductions for the RV and related expenses?" Read the replies....