Boat “Road Tax”

jughead

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Jun 10, 2006
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Alpine
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John
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24 Seaswirl striper
I have been doing it for several years. It adds up over a fishing season. You have to keep receipts of the gas you buy. After my season is over I send in my receipts to the state. I can post tomorrow what forms(3) you need to send into the state controller. The first 3 miles offshore you cannot deduct......
 

gecsr1

28' Aquasport "Reel Adventure II"
Jul 15, 2005
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Poway Ca
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Gary
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28' Aquasport "Reel Adventure II" / PlainJaneRods
total waste of time.....
 

jiminoc

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May 5, 2005
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wow, thanks for the heads up on this.
 

Phat Boat

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Apr 18, 2004
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San Diego
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Jon
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Grady White Marlin 300
Thanks a ton for the info and form. To late for 2019 but Im all over it for 2020.
 

jiminoc

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May 5, 2005
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where did you get the 100 gallons from? I'm reading it as $.47 per gallon outside of 3 miles.
 
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gecsr1

28' Aquasport "Reel Adventure II"
Jul 15, 2005
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Gary
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28' Aquasport "Reel Adventure II" / PlainJaneRods
for the time and effort to do it,, its a waste of time...
 

stairman

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May 16, 2009
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ramona /ca/usa
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doug
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yak and lowe duck hunting skiff but they identify as sportfishing crusiers
for the time and effort to do it,, its a waste of time...
depends on how many gallons you burn and how much you are willing to cheat...if they can miss word a gas tax prop well then the cheating quotion goes up
 

jughead

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Jun 10, 2006
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24 Seaswirl striper
If you are all moneyed up it probably is a waste of your time. It is also a matter of principle. Why would you want to give the state money for road taxes when you are driving your boat on water?
 
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jughead

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If you go fishing a lot it is good rat hole money
 

gecsr1

28' Aquasport "Reel Adventure II"
Jul 15, 2005
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3,512
Poway Ca
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Gary
Boat
28' Aquasport "Reel Adventure II" / PlainJaneRods
go for it , when you get your refund.... post back... let us know if it was worth the effort
 

MATTANZA

old man of the sea, in training.
Aug 23, 2004
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Cali the state of confusion, the state of shock
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RICK
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Boston Whaler 25' Outrage "MATTANZA II", 34' Radovcich "AMY ANNE" {when it needs to be fixed}
where did you get the 100 gallons from? I'm reading it as $.47 per gallon outside of 3 miles.
somebody need glasses, lol, you're not going to get back .47 cents a gallon . i tried to do this once , a long time ago , and my best friend, an account , told me not to waste his time or mine, lol. it was nowhere near .47c a gallon.
 

jiminoc

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May 5, 2005
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jughead

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Jun 10, 2006
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John
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24 Seaswirl striper
Every year it is different. Like I said I have been doing it for several years. Each year it goes up because taxes go up .
 
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jughead

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A long time ago it was probably 20 cents a gallon.
 

Islandrat

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Aug 15, 2007
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Name
Eric
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Davis 22 to Radon 26 to Crystaliner 33
Buy it on the water and the road tax is not even on it. Diesel is always cheaper in the harbor
 

jughead

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Jun 10, 2006
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Alpine
Name
John
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24 Seaswirl striper
Buy it on the water and spend $5.00 a gallon?
 

Croaker.Stroker

Old White Guy
Nov 28, 2015
1,397
1,151
Tustin
Name
Croaker
Boat
Arima Sea Pacer
$.47 a gallon adds up pretty quickly. I have a little 18’ skiff and my refund would be $100+-.

Imagine if you are driving a twin engine 300hp ?

of course ....depends on how much you fish.🤷🏼‍♂️
 

stanky1

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Sep 11, 2009
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Carlsbad
Name
Squid Mark
Boat
Scout 175 Sportfish
I have done it for several years. After you have done it once, it doesn't take much time to repeat the process next year, especially if you save yourself a copy of what you've done in the past and refer to it. You can go back 3 years if you have saved your gas receipts.

My boat doesn't burn a lot fuel, but I get back about $80/yr or so. Anything I can do to keep from giving money to these whack-job politicians makes it worthwhile.