Originally Posted by Bluewaters2812
I have noticed a lot of boats for sale
with "taxes not paid" next to the price. Does this mean that the new purchaser will have to settle these taxes
in addition to the purchase
I think the answer is...........depends (not helpful I know - but true!).
Depends on what taxes, relevant jurisdiction(s) and own circumstances of Buyer.....as a broad rule
of thumb, I would expect that if buyer is foreign based and the boat will be dissapearing over the horizon (foreign!) then likely that the unpaid boat taxes will not become payable (legally!) - whereas if the same boat was bought by a local then the taxes would fall due.........and no doubt lots of circumstances in the middle, plus the angle of whether boat taxes (to another jurisdiction) would be payable if the boat arrives somewhere else.
Speaking as a fellow UKer
, the US boat tax position seems all over the place as is based largely on local rules (State and County? / City?).
I think you need to kick out specific examples (including your own position - UK resident? and intended boat travels / future location).