Okay, I thought Australia's tax system was up the creek until I started looking at the U.S.
there is no tax on used boats. But if I want to buy a boat
in the U.S I have to navigate 51 different tax systems. Then each county has its own little thing happening. I can eliminate a few states like Nevada that don't have coastlines and maybe not Alaska
. That still leaves plenty of web surfing to do.
I've worked through 3 states and I'm still not sure where I stand if I try to buy a boat
Florida- foreign buyers sales tax exemption for 180 days ?
California- no tax exemptions and 8% sales tax ?
Oregon- no sales tax (does everyone in California
sell their boats in Oregon) ?
Someone help me out here. Which states allow sales tax exemptions for foreign buyers ?
And what the hell is surtax or discretionary surtax ?
Are sales tax and Use tax the same thing ?