Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Swarthmore, PA
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I have gotten clarification from both PA and MD's boat registration offices, and I have their assurance that I will have no problem moving a boat from one state to the other (either direction). I will pay sales tax to whichever state I choose to moor my boat for the first year, then be able to move it to the other state with no payment (if the taxes are the same) or only pay the difference if moving to a more expensive state.
They insisted that the horror stories I have heard all involve boat owners who had attempted to evade paying any taxes to any state, and were therefore hit with penalty and interest many years later.