Taxes have never been a fun topic, which is probably why they are so often a topic of conversation. At Heggen Law Office, taxes are similarly on our mind, for better or worse, especially when it comes to finding ways to save our clients from paying unnecessary taxes on their pricey vehicles and motorhomes with a Montana LLC.
The oft-quoted Judge Billings Learned Hand once observed that “Any one may so arrange his affairs that his taxes shall be as low as possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which will best pay the Treasury; there is not even a patriotic duty to increase one’s taxes” (Helvering v. Gregory, 69 F.2d 809, 810 (2d Cir. 1934). In other words, while staying loyal to the state is a duty each citizen is bound to, paying extraneous taxes is not.
A similar sentiment inspired Jared Heggen at a young age to investigate the benefits of Montana’s tax free vehicle registration. Coupled with the knowledge he’d gained from law school and his experiences as a young business owner, Jared and another partner—who is still practicing in the area—founded the first registered agent firm specialized to help out-of-staters benefit from Montana’s lenient vehicle registration statutes.
Knowing that many out-of-staters paid outrageous prices to register their collected classics and luxury vehicles, Jared S. Heggen now offered an alternative: low vehicle registration costs, protection of your various assets, and maximum confidentiality for each client through a registered Montana Limited Liability Company (LLC). By establishing a Montana LLC for their new clients and transferring their client’s vehicles into the LLC, Heggen Law Office created a way to easily and legally benefit from the state’s low fees and lack of vehicle inspections. [You can read more about this process on our step-by-step blog.]
But we all know: if you build it, people will come—and soon they did. It was not only out-of-staters flocking to take advantage of the idea, but also the local registered agents who quickly realized a new business opportunity. While registered agents had always offered their commercial or home address for business purposes such as accounting, the idea of forming an LLC for vehicle registration had not historically been an aspect of the agent business. Before too long, many agents began offering to register out-of-state vehicles through a Montana LLC, growing the industry into what it is today.
But while many of these offices can easily set up an LLC or get a vehicle registered at the DMV, many still fail to properly protect their client’s confidentiality or rely on added-on fees for their own profit. On the other hand, at Heggen Law Office we’ve had many years of first-hand experience in registering vehicles reliably and with the utmost standard of care and confidentiality.
Our staff is always there with years of experience to guide and support our clients. While we always recommend that you have legal representation in your home state, knowing that the team at Heggen Law Office is watching out for your best interest makes it easier for our clients to enjoy their recreational and luxury vehicles—with the added affordability of Montana’s Tax Free Vehicle Registration.