Originally Posted by SV Demeter
This is our plan but I still have some questions. Need to talk to the St Brendans folks some more cause they were very helpful. Currently we live in MD. We bought our bout 2 years ago in RI and I cant recal but am pretty sure we paid RI sales tax. I dont recall
ever paying MD any sales tax and think I would recall
that. Boat is CG Documented with our Annapolis
MD addess and I recall paying some fees
initially to get the documentation
but for the past two years I have just been renewing the CG Documentation
and paying MD a $10 documented vessle fee to get my sticker. No MD registration
, no MD title.
We intend to use St. Brendans for all of our mail and would like to make our official mailing address FL. We intend to cruise
outside of the US for winter and who knows where after but do not plan to actually live aboard in FL for any length of time other than maybe a visit.
Im not worried about income taxes
but Im wondering if FL will want me to pay sales tax on my boat when I change my CG documentation to show a FL address?
Then theres the dinghy to deal with...
Others have provided helpful answers, but I'll just reiterate so it's perfectly clear...
Being a Florida
resident by virtue of a St Brendan's Isle personal mailbox (PMB) address doesn't create any
tax or registration fee liabilities whatsoever, if you will be cruising outside the state
Even if you someday bring your boat into Florida, the state will not charge sales tax nor use tax on your boat or dingy brought as long as you've owned it (and kept it outside Florida) for more than six months, which you have.
I know all this from personal experience.