i am at a loss...why would someone not have to pay sales tax?
OP said in his original thread the yard collected (and he voluntarily paid) but then the manager refunded. Yard fires said manager and admits he made a mistake and tries to correct and collect. under what rule was this situation exempt from sales tax? maybe if it is i will have a refit in LA
But then again the yard let the boat go...so maybe more to the story???
Either way the yard will get the $$$ or place a lien and possibly pick up the boat. the real question is is this a battle you are willing to fight? Or maybe its a gamble that the yard won't actually send an agent to pick up the boat.
when faced with the Possible loss of the boat for a (proportionally) small bill i think i'd just bite the bullet and pay or offer compromise with the yard.