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Re: Another Maryland tax question
Palmetto, you'd best contact MD with that one. Taking a boat away and bringing it back would NOT affect sales or use taxes, as they are one-time taxes. Property taxes get levied every year though, and excise taxes can be written in almost any way. If there was something that said "any boat imported into this state is subject to a fee of..." that would be nasty, but possible.
You might find a title fee problem, i.e. if you are required to title a vehicle (vessel) and there's a hefty fee for doing so, and you changed the title when you took it out, you might be required to retitle and pay again when you came back. Floriduh has some nasty title fees on cars, but treats boats differently. Some states treat cars and boats with engines as "vehicles" though.
Best to call MD though. They have some odd ideas there. Like, several school zones were posted in areas where there are no schools, no residences, no children. Because you can double the speeding fines in a posted school zone. Slick move, huh?