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Old 02-08-2016, 06:09 PM
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Received a personal property tax form in the mail today from Horry Co. I've already paid property tax here in NC. Am I gonna owe in SC too? Is it because I slip the boat in SC?
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Old 02-08-2016, 08:32 PM
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My understanding is you should only pay property tax on the boat for the state/county you keep it in. I'm in a similar situation. I recently moved to Myrtle Beach, but keep the boat on a lift in Oak Island, NC. I checked with both NC wild life and SC DNR and both told me since the boat is not leaving NC, I did not need to change registration to SC and pay SC taxes. All I had to do was update the boat's location with the Brunswick county tax office (the boat used to be kept in Boiling Spring Lakes at my old house) and continue to list it in Brunswick county for tax purposes.

I believe if your boat stays in Little River year round, you need to register it with SC DNR and only pay Horry county taxes. What state is your boat currently registered in, SC or NC? I may be wrong, but I believe the state in which the vessel is register is what "triggers" the tax notice. I recommend checking with the tax offices to confirm. Also, this may help some http://www.dnr.sc.gov/boating.html
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Old 02-09-2016, 04:14 AM
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A few years ago I had my boat registered in NC but kept it in my slip at MBYC Little River. Payed NC property taxes but then got a tax bill from Horry County. They do check the marinas. I fought it for a bit but ended up having to pay property tax in both states that year. So my take is that you may get away with it for a bit but better just to get it registered correctly.
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Old 02-09-2016, 04:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Late Again Grady View Post
Is it because I slip the boat in SC?
Yes
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Old 02-11-2016, 12:51 PM
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A while back I had my boat registered in NC but had it in dry stack in Charleston. I got a property tax bill from Charleston. I called the tax collectors office in Charleston and informed them that I had already paid property tax in NC, where the boat was registered. They had me fax over the bill and proof of payment and then told me to disregard their bill.
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