We are on the verge of buying
a 2000 Catalina
36" in Mexico
and I have some question related to Taxes
I am a French Citizen, my Partner in life & @sea is a Mexican citizen and the boat
is US registered.
We have been told by some brokers, that you cannot keep the boat
under a US flag if you are not a US citizen, is it correct?
If you want to register the boat in Mexico
, do you have to pay sales tax(16%) on the purchase
in Mexico?, because that would be a big deal.
Another option is to register the boat under a French flag, but I don't know what would be the implications regarding French Taxes
, or if there is anything I should know about that.
So I guess my question is, what is the best option?
Thanks a lot