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post #25 of Old 03-27-2002
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seek advice on offshore cruiser

Ahhhh, but the boat was IN Maine (and it still is, dammit) when I purchased it. So Maine wanted a sales tax, and legitimately so. At the time, I just didn''t realize one had to pay tax on used items other than maybe cars. Never did on outboards, small boats, etc., but got educated by the Maine Tax Bureau. See, NH has no sales tax on anything. Maine Tax people HATE that, b/c everyone runs across the border to buy stuff. So if you were a Maine resident and bought a boat in NH, Maine would expect the "use tax" which is equivalent to the sales tax. And they''d haunt you to your grave and beyond. The person with the earlier post stating she''d like to avoid brokers to avoid sales taxes, er, whut?
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