Originally Posted by GalaxyGirl
Is that right? If the boat doesn't leave within 30 days they slap you with there tax? Then, I assume you would have to pay again when you get home?
How would they know that the boat didn't leave?
The deal with buying
a boat in FL is that you have a 30 day grace period before it needs to be registered. During those 30 days, if you have the bill of sale
on board, you can sail her. 30 days after purchase
, you need a current registration
. To get the registration
, you need to pay the sales tax.
If you get stopped by the Coast Guard, Harbormaster, etc. after the 30 days & you are found to be operating without a current
registration, then you are in trouble. I don't know the prescribed penalty, but you can look it up on the Florida
I know a few good captains in the Miami
area. One of them is at his summer place in Cape Cod
right now. What kind of boat are you looking to get delivered & where is it now?