Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maryland - USA
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re: Dinghy Registration Dilemma - MD
Well I'm sending off my title/registration documents to Annapolis tonight. I have a certificate of origin generated from the manufacturer's website, and sales printouts from Amazon for the $100 raft and $80 trolling motor. I'm enclosing $6.72 to cover $2 title fee and $4.72 excise tax (after credit for what I paid Pennsylvania).
Getting a handwritten "bill of sale" from Amazon.com is impossible. So we'll see just how much grief they want to give me over a $180 purchase.
Guess what - Maryland doesn't care how much you paid for the dink. They're going to charge you for the Book Value of it, and I think they made up the book prices. This is true even if you have a bill of sale.