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|11-11-2011 11:17 AM|
I'm in Wisconsin...
I bought the boat on an E-Bay auction, so I didn't pay sales tax, I imagin I'll be paying with state registration..
|11-11-2011 11:14 AM|
Originally Posted by Squidd View Post
|11-11-2011 10:10 AM|
I just bought a boat in Washington DC.. It is USCG Documented and was Registered in Maryland...(I have all the paperwork)
I hauled it to the Midwest (Great Lakes)...Probably won't be doing any "world traveling" (cept maybe Canada) ...
Is there any advantage to maintain the Documentation...(transfer of ownership and Port of call) as opposed to just getting Wisconsin registration..? From what I see of the paperwork, documentation will cost me a few bucks...whats the advantage (if any) to me..?
|11-11-2011 09:15 AM|
|Overstag||What taxes do I have to pay if I bring my Dutch boat, that is registered in The Netherlands to Florida or the Chesapeake? I would like to keep it there for a while to look around. I will not become a US resident. Just use the boat for a couple of months per year.|
|11-11-2011 12:45 AM|
All states are different - California is expensive
California is the worst on taxes, I am now having to pay 9.25% on the purchase price of the boat i bought last year. Sales tax becomes due the end of the 13th month after you purchase the boat, and they find out about the sale thru the coast guard documentation office or the state department of motor vehicles depending on how its registered (US or State).
The boat US table in the earlier post is not correct with respect to California tax, I think it doesn't count local county and city sales tax, based on where you keep the boat.
Sales tax is one time, but also the county where your boat is berthed applies a yearly property tax based on the price you paid plus the tax (yes, the greating state of CA taxes the tax!) then to top it off, they appear to add "value" to your property that seems to include the boat slip you rent and then tax you for that too!... although this yearly tax is not as painful as the sales tax, the property tax is around 1.5% of the price of the boat. This property tax and sales tax is independent of the sate registration. If your boat is documented by the US Coast Guard, as mine is, in California, you do not need to register the boat per Ca law. I believe this to be a state specific issue, as I recall my coast guard paperwork indicated that a state still has the right to require registration if they chose. So, at least in California at this time you don't register with the Department of Motor Vehicles if you have a US documented boat, and you don't get a sticker or number to put on your boat.
As a side note, I have also read horror stories about people who have moved their boats but the counties still put property tax claims on them even after they move out of their jurisdiction....
|11-10-2011 10:49 PM|
Originally Posted by cruisingdream View Post
|11-10-2011 10:04 PM|
|cruisingdream||the sticker is the registration fee , you just dont have to put the registration numbers on the vessel for a coast guard documented vessel|
|11-10-2011 09:18 PM|
|peikenberry||Sck is right. If you Document the boat you don't need state registration, but you still have to pay your taxes and get a sticker.|
|11-10-2011 09:12 PM|
|sck5||it isnt quite right that a documented boat needs to do a state registration also. what you need is to pay the state tax which isnt the same thing as a state registration. For ex. my boat is documented and lives in MD. I paid the MD sales tax and pay the nominal fee for a sticker every 2 years but it doesnt have a MD registration.|
|11-10-2011 08:31 PM|
Originally Posted by peikenberry View Post
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