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Old 20-07-2010, 07:52   #1
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The old saying, "Until she leaves the dock, a boat is just substandard housing" is truer than ever in the U.S. where revenue-starved bureaucrats are torquing boaters who linger too long at the dock. Keep moving or you'll be charged property tax or other fee. Grace periods range from 30 to 90 days. This is from liveaboard-and-love-it Janet Groene, Janet Groene's BoatCook
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Old 20-07-2010, 08:39   #2
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...........in the U.S. where revenue-starved bureaucrats are torquing boaters who linger too long at the dock.
Please clarify. This is an intriguing warning, but as you have your location as Florida, I'm puzzled. I've been living aboard in Florida since 1972 without any concerns. I do know that South Carolina has long levied a property tax on vessels, but that's not a recent change. Please share some of your observations. Maybe you're speaking of cruising outside the state of your registry, is that it? Take care and joy, Aythya crew
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Even in Florida, which has some very anti-liveaboard areas, you can get away with it if you are nimble but stay too long in one place and you risk getting taxed. Good source for state by state rules regarding this is BoatUS.gov/StateTax?Regulation.asp
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