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Old 11-21-2016, 03:51 PM
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Default Sales Tax on Boat in California from Broker

Well, after 3 years of looking, I am going through with it. I've made an offer on a boat, the seller accepted, and now all that is left is the sea trial, surveys, and financing from my bank. (That's what I'm a little worried about!)

For those of you who have bought a boat in California,
    Thank you in advance.
    Old 11-21-2016, 07:36 PM
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    Basically the "use tax" and "sales tax" are one in the same so you won't pay a sales tax and a use tax. Whatever they call it, the rate will be the sales tax rate of the county. Hard to tell as "tax" is what the state says it is and then some counties tack on a percentage plus then there may be a city tax added.

    Check this site http://www.taxrates.com/state-rates/...-costa-county/
    Old 11-21-2016, 11:38 PM
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    Use tax is seperate from sales tax, charged annually by the county. Many counties in California tax boats at the same rate as homes and rvs. Expect to get a call from county, they cruise the marinas looking for boats berthed or stored in the county.
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    I have brought three boats in California and paid sales tax on none of them because I had them delivered out of state (never to return to California) and followed all the steps to make it legal. California needs the money big time and is aggressive in collecting sales tax.
    If you are going to moor the boat in California, you are going to have to pay sales tax and property taxes every year, a not inconsiderable expense.
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    Contra Costa sales tax is 8.5%
    Use tax is 1.1% annually of appraised value/ purchase price I believe.
    I used Dona Jenkins for my boat title transfer
    http://www.donajenkins.com/main.html
    Old 11-23-2016, 03:44 PM
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    Originally Posted by westbootie View Post
    Contra Costa sales tax is 8.5%
    Use tax is 1.1% annually of appraised value/ purchase price I believe.
    I used Dona Jenkins for my boat title transfer
    http://www.donajenkins.com/main.html
    What he said.
    Old 11-25-2016, 09:42 AM
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    Not sure if it's the same with boat. With a car you are taxed on the rate in the county that you register your car.
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    In lieu of a "sales tax" on the purchase of a new boat (which the seller is responsible to collect and remit), you must pay a "use tax" on the purchase of a used boat (which the buyer is responsible to remit). The amount of the one time tax is the same in either case, and approaches 10% in Contra Costa county: http://www.contracosta.ca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/35816

    In addition, you will be personally responsible to pay an annual unsecured personal property tax: http://www.contracosta.ca.gov/documentcenter/view/6972, typically about 1% of the assessed valuation of the boat.
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    A lot of bad info here. Westbootie has it right.

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