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Old 30-08-2016, 09:45   #16
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Re: Advice on choice of home ports

I bought my boat in Florida, paid the tax there, home-ported it in California where I live for the heck of it, documented the vessel with the CG, and the State of CA sent a request to pay-up. Good ol' computers databases. I had to send proof documenting a year's worth of fuel and dockage purchases in Florida, as well as the purchased docs. They "allowed" me to pay the tax up front, if I wanted to, while they were investigating my situation. Don't use CA as a home port on your documentation, or pay the tax, as the man above said, like we all did.
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Re: Advice on choice of home ports

Sounded to me like the OP had lost his job and was just trying to dodge or minimize sales tax. I might be more concerned about where the best job opportunity might be but can empathize with his situation.
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I think you need to decide where you are going to work next. Maybe you should work in Washington and just pay the 8.3% tax. You have immense cruising options in the northwest. Not so much so in Cal or Oregon.
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TrentePieds - I just may take you up on that! I've started looking into a sail up the inside passage and it looks like exactly what I'll need.
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Re: Advice on choice of home ports

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I think you need to decide where you are going to work next. Maybe you should work in Washington and just pay the 8.3% tax. You have immense cruising options in the northwest. Not so much so in Cal or Oregon.
There's definitely the above to consider. But if the boat's fully paid for, & you have few expenses, then there's loads to see & do to the north of you. And not just Van, BC, but the island. Er, islands on both sides of the sound. Not just Vancouver Island, though it's a great one to explore too. So if your primary outlays will be food & fuel, you've got Carte Blanche... And that would also leave you a bit of time to explore WA, as well as not ruling out OR. Just head S. when there's a clear 4 day window.

PS: Don't forget that the home town which you paint on the boat's transom should warm your heart, when it's spoken or thought of. Sailors are romantics after all
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In Monterey Count, CA they charge you mud tax also. Really, no joke.
They charge you for the mud under your boat.


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