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08-01-2012 05:04 AM
ParadiseParrot
Re: Anchoring out... laws... regulations...?

IF you have paid sales tax on your vessel equal to more of florida's 5% then its not an issue.Go to tax collector's office and get the "USE" tax sticker. This is a issue for the Deleware Corporation tax dodgers or others from a low/no sales tax on boat states.IF not then you are limited to 90 per calender year i think.
03-06-2010 03:44 PM
Paarrothead Well use tax = sales tax.

An annual tax by county or town is Property tax.

Registration fees are seperate. Florida allows a longtime i.e. over 100 days boat to just get a sticker instead of registration. This sticker shows that the tax and fees are paid and will prevent hassles to snowbird or other long time crusiers by the overpopulated law enforcement in Florida.

This thread was started by someone who appears to want to pay no tax and live on a broken down wreck. This type of behavior hurts us all. IMHO.
03-06-2010 02:48 PM
sailingdog If you're addressing my post, I didn't mention Florida... just said that MOST STATES WILL COME AFTER YOU FOR TAXES if you're in their waters long enough.

Many states, some counties, and some cities and towns have annual excise or use taxes. They like getting their money, and if you're in their waters long enough—they will try and collect it.


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Originally Posted by Paarrothead View Post
Sorry but not the case. You can only pay sales and use taxes one time on a boat or car. This has gone thru the Courts.

The problem comes in here.

Man "A" buys a boat in Connecticut and is a resident of New York. Buy playing games with the actual location of the boat he can aviod paying sales tax. If you come to Florida or any other state after avoiding taxes then expect to pay.

If your boat is from Maine which has a 5% tax and move the boat to Florida where it resides for more than 100 days then you owe the state 1%. It is fairly simple and straightforward.

http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/forms/2009/gt800005.pdf


this pdf file explains it simply.


Remember there are no Property taxes on boats in Florida so this is a one time hit.
03-06-2010 01:59 PM
Paarrothead Sorry but not the case. You can only pay sales and use taxes one time on a boat or car. This has gone thru the Courts.

The problem comes in here.

Man "A" buys a boat in Connecticut and is a resident of New York. Buy playing games with the actual location of the boat he can aviod paying sales tax. If you come to Florida or any other state after avoiding taxes then expect to pay.

If your boat is from Maine which has a 5% tax and move the boat to Florida where it resides for more than 100 days then you owe the state 1%. It is fairly simple and straightforward.

http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/forms/2009/gt800005.pdf


this pdf file explains it simply.


Remember there are no Property taxes on boats in Florida so this is a one time hit.
02-25-2010 06:31 AM
sailingdog Really bad advice... If you are in a state for a long enough period of time, they come after you for taxes... many states don't care if you paid sales taxes on the boat elsewhere, and will still come after you for use and/or excise taxes.

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Originally Posted by Paarrothead View Post
Look..Don't make a federal case out of it. You paid sales taxes when you bought the boat. Florida tax varies from 5.5 to 7 percent. If you bought the bought in Connecticut and paid 6 persent the your good to go on taxes. Just go to tax office and get sticker. $35 I think and your legal.

As for anchoring there are a few communities causing issues but they are not enforcable because florida state law has been ruled on by the State Supreme Court and the State rewote the applicable laws to comply.

try here for full story

Cruiser's Net » Search Results » anchor laws

enjoy.
02-24-2010 11:14 PM
Paarrothead Look..Don't make a federal case out of it. You paid sales taxes when you bought the boat. Florida tax varies from 5.5 to 7 percent. If you bought the bought in Connecticut and paid 6 persent the your good to go on taxes. Just go to tax office and get sticker. $35 I think and your legal.

As for anchoring there are a few communities causing issues but they are not enforcable because florida state law has been ruled on by the State Supreme Court and the State rewote the applicable laws to comply.

try here for full story

Cruiser's Net » Search Results » anchor laws

enjoy.
02-24-2010 07:41 PM
tager
Essentially it is the High Seas

There are laws and regulations, and if they are not mentioned on the chart or in the actual harbor, then hopefully local knowledge will alert you. Legally it is your responsibility to know where anchorage is okay, but in practice, anchor somewhere until you receive information that tells you you are in the wrong spot.
02-24-2010 07:27 PM
tomwatt
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Originally Posted by pos3idon View Post
In the particular area I'm thinking of there is no way the local LEO's would have time to stop by and take a picture of who's there once a day. Just so I have an idea, does anyone care to share a general idea of how large a fine we're talking about? two figures, three, four...?
Just to play devil's advocate, I know of a few states that encourage citizens to turn in tax cheats, law breakers, and anyone who attempts to avoid licensing issues. And even provide a toll-free number for such purposes. So you might need to be worried about more than just LEO.
02-24-2010 07:09 PM
edguy3 They sure do! If I remember correctly, Massachusetts demands you file taxes returns after 30 days.

( But, last I looked at it was 20 years ago, when I did my own taxes, was paid "earned income" by a Massachusetts company, and living in Texas. ymmv. )
02-24-2010 04:20 PM
sailingdog Yes, because all the states want your tax money.
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Are documented vessels included also.
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