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Registration and Sales Tax

Can''t seem to find straight answers anywhere. Any help or advice is appreciated.

My story:

I live in California. I bought a boat from a private party in Maryland. The hand-over was in Virginia. The boat is now stored and will be stored in Virginia for a while.

Sooooo, It is not USCG documented. It has MD state registration.

I plan to USCG document since I will be using it up and down the east coast before slowly migrating towards Panama and home. Probably 3 years on the east coast.

My questions:

How should I choose my hailing port when I document?
Any advantages or disadvantages of using CA over VA?

Do I need to pay sales tax to MD or VA?
Or can I get out of it and not pay any?

Thank you,

Gene :^)
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