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Old 12-17-2017, 12:30 PM   #1
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Full Timers.... How do you handle your mail?

What solutions are being used to handle hard copy mail while full timing?

My wife and I will be full timing without an home (selling the house and then picking up our 5.0TA) for however long we choose. (2 days, 2 weeks, 2 months.... or 2 years... only time will tell.)

While we are going paper less on all we can.... some hard copy mail will keep coming.

What solutions have been and or are being used?

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Old 12-17-2017, 12:47 PM   #2
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Are you members of the Escapees organization? (Not related to Escape trailers.) They have a huge mail service.

Depending upon your domicile, you would likely want a service in the same state although some use another state. Escapees forums have threads on this and people use many different services in a number of states but usually Fl, TX or SD because that is often their domicile.

Are you using Tennessee? Some point to TN for a domicile because of no state taxes but they tax capital gains so depends upon your situation. But probably have to have a fixed address for legal work so you may need another state. Expect you have looked at that.
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Old 12-17-2017, 01:21 PM   #3
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Are you members of the Escapees organization? (Not related to Escape trailers.) They have a huge mail service.

Depending upon your domicile, you would likely want a service in the same state although some use another state. Escapees forums have threads on this and people use many different services in a number of states but usually Fl, TX or SD because that is often their domicile.

Are you using Tennessee? Some point to TN for a domicile because of no state taxes but they tax capital gains so depends upon your situation. But probably have to have a fixed address for legal work so you may need another state. Expect you have looked at that.
Thank you.

We will stay domicile in Tennessee.

To my understanding Tennessee has no income tax on wages and earned income and also no tax on Capital Gains. https://files.taxfoundation.org/lega...4-(large)2.png https://revenue.support.tn.gov/hc/en...ll-Income-Tax-

But Tennessee does have tax on passive income such as dividends.

Thank you for the lead to the non ETI organization. We will check it out.

Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-17-2017, 01:43 PM   #4
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As a part timer I have my mail forwarded to my son, anything worth knowing about he drops me a text. If I need it he'll scan and send me whatever. As far as bills go, I can pay anything on the bank website. Anything they have to send a check for just takes 8 or so days, electronic xfers are a day or 2 usually. I have all my regular bills on autopay on my Visa card, the Visa is autopay from my checking.

Only going for 3 months at a time I have yet to need something like drugs sent to me.
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Thank you.

We will stay domicile in Tennessee.

To my understanding Tennessee has no income tax on wages and earned income and also no tax on Capital Gains. https://files.taxfoundation.org/lega...4-(large)2.png https://revenue.support.tn.gov/hc/en...ll-Income-Tax-

But Tennessee does have tax on passive income such as dividends.

Thank you for the lead to the non ETI organization. We will check it out.

Merry Christmas!

Okay, then that tax on capital gains may have changed or it was reported wrong by some place, as perhaps it was dividends only all along.

Escapees covers every kind of problem you can have on their forum and you can also call their office about legal problems with regard to your address, mailing, etc. A good place for you to join and their magazine is very good.

Merry Christmas to you also! And good luck with the full timing and report back, so we know how it is going. So exciting for you!
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There is another mail forwarding service for RV'ers: MyRVMail in Crestview, FL. I've used it on my long trips, but I believe most of their customers are fulltimers. I used their website to forward mail to me about once a month or so, and I've been pretty happy with their service. They are associated with Passport America. "myrvmail.com".
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Thank you Cathy, Bob and Mike...... Great leads and ideas.



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We domiciled in South Dakota and chose Dakota Post in Sioux Falls for our mail service. We're very happy with both choices.

Dakota Post sends their customers pictures of each piece of mail that arrives, the day it arrives. Customers then choose to save it for future delivery, shred it, or have Dakota Post open and scan it. Dakota Post also handles all vehicle registration via mail and phone discussion, but other services do the same.
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We domiciled in South Dakota and chose Dakota Post in Sioux Falls for our mail service. We're very happy with both choices.
As others have reported. The general consensus is that SD, NV and TX offer the best tax advantages for full timers. The map posted earlier in this thread is revealing, although it deals with capital gains and not the overall tax burden. But, a map showing total tax burden would probably be similar.
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