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Old 09-23-2017, 04:22 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by markpierce View Post
Best to talk with a knowledgeable tax attorney. Regardless, the authorities will be after for any use tax (same as sales tax but purchased from a non-business entity) on the boat's purchase if your new boat will be in a boat-purchase-taxing jurisdiction.

In general, taxing authorities assume if you purchase anything, you can also afford and will pay the assessed taxes.

That's the cost of "civilization" and supporting those unable to fully contribute to society.

While I purchased a boat from China, I paid use tax to the State of California equivalent to a brand-new, mid-sized automobile.
Well put!
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