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Old 27-12-2008, 15:00   #31

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Smiling here, with my $4 annual florida antique vessel registration fee.

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Old 03-01-2009, 11:15   #32
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I have been reading all the postings on this forum so that I don't ask a really stupid or to some, obvious question, but I am still in the dark. So I am daring to go forward.
Just put bid on boat. Been told I have 90 days max to move to SC where we will re document it and pay the taxes there. If we cruise GA, FL, the Bahamas etc this winter and perhaps leave it in Florida at our friend's house from April or May until October what are the tax ramifications?

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Old 03-01-2009, 11:41   #33
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you won't have any problems where you go as long as you don't keep the boat in Floriduh waters for more than 90 days and they catch up to you. You can get a Sojourners permit in Floriduh that will extend the 90 days but not sure what the max time is on those so you will need to check. You won't have to pay tax in Floriduh, but they do require you pay a registration fee.
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Old 03-01-2009, 13:19   #34
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Life, liberty and property we entrust our government to protect not the value. The recent user fees regulations on anchoring and restrictions to use of our water ways should be challenged at every opportunity.Local government has many tools to use to track and respond to those that threaten our basic rights enough with the uSer fee
Mooring fee and you ain't pretty enough to stay here laws it is a broad concept life liberty and property without scrutinity we seem able to chase the rights we hold so dear to a level that threatens our freedom and our united constituon.
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Old 03-01-2009, 13:34   #35
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Thanks Chuck,

5! That's alot of beer...
I don't follow your thinking because our state of New Jersey sales tax is 7%. Even more beer.
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Old 13-01-2009, 17:28   #36
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SC taxes and no registration of documented vessels

The state of SC states that (unlike every other state I can find) they do not require registration of documented vessels. I assume that doesn't avoid personal property taxes, which are capped but I don't know what the cap is now.

My question is, if I have a CG documented vessel with a home port in SC, what will happen if I visit FL. Am I still "safe" for 90 days, or might they demand registration ?
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Old 13-01-2009, 18:25   #37
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As far as I can tell, SC no longer has a cap on personal property tax on vessels. Indeed it appears the rate is 6-10 % ANNUALY. FL is beginning to look better and better.
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Old 15-01-2009, 11:21   #38
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"Taxation Without Representation is Tyranny" I often wonder how much more the good citizens of the USA are going to stand. Just as long as I have some food and a place to sleep I'll continue to bury my head in the sand. Boy have we become a bunch of sheep.
There's a similar thread in another place I visit that has nothing to do with boats.... but many of them are loading things up.

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