Skipping CA tax ? - Page 4 - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #31 of 35 Old 05-28-2014
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 14,855
Thanks: 68
Thanked 386 Times in 365 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Re: Skipping CA tax ?

Originally Posted by MarkSF View Post
.....It seems you can't even hire a delivery crew.
Having purchased several boats and aircraft in other states, I can say that is a very strict application of the out of state exemption. In most cases, you simply need to remove the property from the state. The only stress I've ever had is that some State's make a deadline very clear, while others use vague language like "immediately" remove and you don't really know if you complied.

It would seem that CA intends to aggressively collect their use tax. Buyer beware.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Minnewaska is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #32 of 35 Old 05-28-2014
Senior Member
davidpm's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Madison
Posts: 4,514
Thanks: 367
Thanked 76 Times in 67 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Re: Skipping CA tax ?

You can usually find out both the right way the wrong way and the grey way to deal with taxes by talking to an active broker in the state you have in mind.

Even if you are interested in a private sail their is no reason you can't talk to a broker and give him a shot at selling you a one of his boats. He may get lucky you never know. During that discussion ask about the taxes.

Talking to the taxing authority would authoritative but they will not give you any creative ideas.

The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.
davidpm is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #33 of 35 Old 06-01-2014
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Southern California
Posts: 207
Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Re: Skipping CA tax ?

The OP states "keep the boat until next Summer (full year) in CA and sail it" That is use in California. He does not want to pay the tax but he wants to use the CA facilities. Pay the tax! Who should pay for the breakwater maintenance, the dredging, the bouys, the harbor patrol,... If it is too expensive at Marina Del Rey, buy it elsewhere and maintain it elsewhere. Buy the boat in Nevada to avoid the ax; of course there are problems with that.
christian.hess likes this.

s/v Odyssey
Catalina 30
glassdad is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #34 of 35 Old 06-01-2014 Thread Starter
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Maui, HI
Posts: 167
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 8
Re: Skipping CA tax ?

Catching up.

First, not a full year, I was stating next summer, I meant THIS summer, I.e. 3-4 months.
My bad.
As out off state resident, it is legal to do an offshore delivery, keep the boat less than 6 months in CA and move it out of the state. I won't discuss if this is fair or not for Californian tax payers, but it is legal.
CA brokers seem to be used to offshore deliveries, it looks like common practices.

Sidetrack: you can moore your boat on the west side, in Lahaina. It can be tricky as any mooring, but if you pay attention, it is safe and feasible.
thevdeub is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #35 of 35 Old 06-02-2014
Senior Member
denverd0n's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 1,223
Thanks: 0
Thanked 37 Times in 37 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Re: Skipping CA tax ?

6 months!?! I'm surprised to hear that California allows you 6 months to move your boat before you have to pay use tax on a purchase. Of all the states that charge a use tax on the sale/purchase of a boat, this is the first that I have heard of that allows more than 3 months. I have to wonder, are you sure about that?
denverd0n is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tax Question... palomar General Discussion (sailing related) 15 02-03-2012 01:16 PM
Sales tax - is this right?? labatt Boat Review and Purchase Forum 46 01-02-2007 06:23 PM
tax SimonV General Discussion (sailing related) 20 07-31-2006 12:04 PM
tax christinero General Discussion (sailing related) 1 07-28-2006 02:57 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome