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I don't really pay much attention, just another requirement unless you go ducumented.

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I don't. (Best pic I could find right now.)

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If I document it with the Coast Guard do I still have to pay tax in MA just for having her there?
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Yes, the guy at the bow is very ugly, and his mother dresses him funny.

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I don't really pay much attention, just another requirement unless you go ducumented.

Do you consider these ugly?
I don't. (Best pic I could find right now.)
Yes, if you're in the state for over 90 days... :

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If I document it with the Coast Guard do I still have to pay tax in MA just for having her there?

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Although you will probably receive the correct answer here (regarding state requirements), why not simply ask the appropriate state or read it on their web site? At least you have a better chance of not getting a guess for an answer. I'm not familiar with Ma statute, however, most states, if not all, which require tax could care less if you have the boat documented- they want their money regardless. Again, check with them - an internet chat forum isn't the best basis by which you can ensure compliance.
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I have a plastic panel that's big enough to hold the numbers and the registration sticker. I "tastefully" wire tied it to my bow pulpit.

I bought the plates at West Marine; they're designed for inflatables-looks like this:

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Redstripe, if you don't CHECK WITH THE STATES you are going to wind up paying a lot of money or losing your boat to a tax seizure. Simple enough?

The laws are different in eveyr state. In some states you can keep the boat "in the state" while in others it is "in the navigable waters of the state" for a period of "ninety consecutive days" or "30 days" or "no more than 185 days" in one year, and then it has to be registered AS A MOTOR VEHICLE or AS A BOAT or EXEMPTED AS AN ANTIQUE or NOT REGISTERED IF THERES NO ENGINE.

Every one of those variations applies in different states and that's just the beginning. Either visit the state web sites or call their boating authorities and find out the laws. "Some guy on the internet told me" isn't going to scare the tax men away or get you forgiven for not paying their tithe.
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