A cheaper place to Register a Sailboat. - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-17-2010
smillinjack
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 53
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
smillinjack is on a distinguished road
A cheaper place to Register a Sailboat.

Hi All I am trying to find a cheaper place to register a boat. Here in Florida it is 7% sales tax on a boat and I have heard that You can do it in Delaware for less money. Any info would be helpful. Thanks.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 08-17-2010
T37SOLARE's Avatar
Tartan 37C
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Chesapeake Bay - HHS
Posts: 501
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 7
T37SOLARE is on a distinguished road
You must pay the tax of the state the boat resides in.

Unless you don't plan on being in any state longer that 5 months, you could register in a lower taxed state, but with todays economy I'm seeing enforcement of tax collection stepped up big time. IE: the tax officials in MD (DNR) are photo documenting our marina every month, and have told me they will be sending violations/bills to all boats who are not displaying current stickers.
__________________

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

SOLARE
T-37 #442
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 08-17-2010
remetau's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Bradenton, FL
Posts: 780
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 6
remetau is on a distinguished road
You can register it in Delaware, but if you keep your boat in Florida, then they will require that you register it there and pay the difference in the tax.
__________________
Don & Diana
sv Re Metau an HC33t

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 08-17-2010
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
Registering in a different state to avoid sales tax is a really bad idea, and illegal besides.
__________________
Sailingdog

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

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 08-17-2010
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 116
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
jcalvinmarks is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
Registering in a different state to avoid sales tax is a really bad idea, and illegal besides.
As a point of clarification (and correct me if I'm wrong), it would only be illegal if you register it in Delaware and keep it in Florida. If you register it in Delaware, keep it in Delaware, but live in Florida, that's fine. But it's massively impractical in this situation.

Tax avoidance (which is perfectly legal; contrast with tax evasion, which is illegal) is not free. There is a cost associated with lowering your tax bill, and very often it's cheaper to simply whine and bitch about it and just pay the tax anyway.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 08-17-2010
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,394
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 11
cardiacpaul is a jewel in the rough cardiacpaul is a jewel in the rough cardiacpaul is a jewel in the rough
I suggest you write John Kerry at his US Senate addy. I hear he's pretty good with stuff like this.
__________________
We are not primarily on earth to see through one another, but to see one another through

Some people are like slinkies: not really good for anything... but you can't help laughing when you push them down the stairs
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 08-17-2010
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
True... but registering a boat in another state, as Smilinjack is talking about, isn't tax avoidance, but tax evasion.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jcalvinmarks View Post
As a point of clarification (and correct me if I'm wrong), it would only be illegal if you register it in Delaware and keep it in Florida. If you register it in Delaware, keep it in Delaware, but live in Florida, that's fine. But it's massively impractical in this situation.

Tax avoidance (which is perfectly legal; contrast with tax evasion, which is illegal) is not free. There is a cost associated with lowering your tax bill, and very often it's cheaper to simply whine and bitch about it and just pay the tax anyway.
__________________
Sailingdog

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

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 08-17-2010
smillinjack
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 53
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
smillinjack is on a distinguished road
Taxes

I have worked for the tax collector for a long time and I used to watch them agonize over how they could collect more taxes. And watching the people that receive the tax money and piss it way was also an education. In an average county in Florida the tax collector will bring in 400 million in taxes a year. and the schools get half of that . How they can squander it so easily I'll never know.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 08-17-2010
T37SOLARE's Avatar
Tartan 37C
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Chesapeake Bay - HHS
Posts: 501
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 7
T37SOLARE is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by cardiacpaul View Post
I suggest you write John Kerry at his US Senate addy. I hear he's pretty good with stuff like this.
CP, if he keeps his "yacht" docked in RI he's responsible for RI taxes, not MA where he lives. I live in VA but keep my boat in MD, and I had to pay the 5% MD tax as opposed to the 4% VA tax...
__________________

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

SOLARE
T-37 #442
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 08-17-2010
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 208
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
CapTim is on a distinguished road
how does having a US documented vessel affect this? As I understand it, you don't register anywhere if you are documented, right?
__________________
... or I'm wrong.

Living aboard, currently in the Chesapeake
O'Day 37, still new to us
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:13 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.