Are you buying
through a broker or privately?
Note that if through a broker you have to pay tax on the entire purchase
, but privately you can have two bills of sales, one for the boat itself and attachments, and the other for all accessories. The State officially endorses this. So, minimize the boat, and maximize the equipment
that is not attached.
are not attached, BTW.
From the link previously provided by another poster, you will find this:
What is included in the price of a vessel and therefore subject to sales tax? ?
If a dealer makes the sale, then tax is due on the cost of the trailer, motor (outboard and inboard), vessel, and accessories. If a non-dealer makes the sale, then the outboard motor, equipment, devices, and accessories included with the vessel are not subject to tax when the outboard motor, equipment, devices, or accessories are separately itemized and separately priced on the invoice.