One of the Joys of Boat Ownership

apogee

My name is Apogee and I am a Squidaholic
Jan 29, 2009
3,046
2,020
Bakersfield
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Apogee..
Boat
Boston Whaler Outrage 28 (End Game)
I received my property tax bill for my boat today "DUE NOW" Partial payments not accepted....
It is going to get worse. This is just like having to toss a brand new fully spooled Phenix and Talica over the side each year as tribute...As if I am not taxed on everything already........
 
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Islandrat

Wish I was new
Aug 15, 2007
362
83
Camarillo
Name
Eric
Boat
Davis 22 to Radon 26 to Crystaliner 33
Yeah its crap, unless u go commercial. Everything u put on and in that thing is taxed, yet u still pay on it.
 
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9Fish

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Jun 4, 2012
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5
Fremont /Ca/USA
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Dan Yourish
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do not own a boat YET
When I bought my bought I started getting the tax bill...no big deal it's just part of owning boat but when I sold my boat I kept getting the bill after get theating notice I finally call and asked why I was still getting billed and the response was "I never called them and told them I sold boat". I asked where did you get the information to bill there response was DMV. Our great government at work.
 
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apogee

My name is Apogee and I am a Squidaholic
Jan 29, 2009
3,046
2,020
Bakersfield
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Apogee..
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Boston Whaler Outrage 28 (End Game)
Why not just register your boat in Arizona or Nevada, anywhere but here in CA.
They have that covered. People used to take delivery out at sea on big boats and then the out of state thing. eventually there was language included to prevent having your boat or aircfart reigistered in one state and operated in another.......
 
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BiggestT

I Post A Lot But I Can't Edit This
Sep 8, 2004
12,133
8,161
Fullerton
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SM
Boat
Salsipuedes & Czech Mate
I received my property tax bill for my boat today "DUE NOW" Partial payments not accepted....
It is going to get worse. This is just like having to toss a brand new fully spooled Phenix and Talica over the side each year as tribute...As if I am not taxed on everything already........

Don't worry, you're a 1%er and can pay a little more.
 
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Liv2 huntnFish

Trying to be the report instead of reading it!
Jan 12, 2012
125
55
Bakersfield Ca.
Name
Chasi'n Tails
Boat
2352WA Trophy
Ive had my father in Laws boat now for the last 2 years. Its been in mine and my wife's name ever since we took the keys. My F.i.L. just called me to say he just received the tax bill on the boat.
 
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apogee

My name is Apogee and I am a Squidaholic
Jan 29, 2009
3,046
2,020
Bakersfield
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Apogee..
Boat
Boston Whaler Outrage 28 (End Game)
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Gil Marlin

World Peace? Visualize Using Your Turn Indicator
Nov 27, 2003
25,524
3,039
Laguna Percebu Baja Norte
Name
Scott
Boat
19.655' Aluminum
Ive had my father in Laws boat now for the last 2 years. Its been in mine and my wife's name ever since we took the keys. My F.i.L. just called me to say he just received the tax bill on the boat.

I hope he paid it for you... keeping it in good running order and everything... :D
 
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Unassailable

Professional Amateur
Aug 26, 2009
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729
San Diego
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John B
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BW
I have an old 18 footer. Never seen a bill for tax on it. Does it start with a certain size or value? I will be moving up to a bigger boat soon, I guess I should know this.

You need to look up the minimum value of the boat that they will tax in your county. The county sets the minimum value the boat worth will get taxed at. The state minimum worth is $400.

Personal Property
Personal property is defined as all property except real property.
Personal property is either tangible or intangible.
Generally, all tangible personal property is taxable except where specific exemptions are provided. Tangible
personal property is any property, except land or improvements, that may be seen, weighed, measured, felt, or
touched, or which is in any other manner perceptible to the senses.
Examples of taxable tangible personal property include portable machinery and equipment, office furniture,
tools, and supplies. Examples of nontaxable tangible personal property are household goods and personal effects,
noncommercial boats worth $400 or less, and goods held for sale or lease in the ordinary course of business
(inventories).
 
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Steveo77

Steveo77
Apr 22, 2012
1,132
1,064
Rancho Cucamonga CA
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Steve
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Grumpy
You need to look up the minimum value of the boat that they will tax in your county. The county sets the minimum value the boat worth will get taxed at. The state minimum worth is $400.

Personal Property
Personal property is defined as all property except real property.
Personal property is either tangible or intangible.
Generally, all tangible personal property is taxable except where specific exemptions are provided. Tangible
personal property is any property, except land or improvements, that may be seen, weighed, measured, felt, or
touched, or which is in any other manner perceptible to the senses.
Examples of taxable tangible personal property include portable machinery and equipment, office furniture,
tools, and supplies. Examples of nontaxable tangible personal property are household goods and personal effects,
noncommercial boats worth $400 or less, and goods held for sale or lease in the ordinary course of business
(inventories).
Thanks for the info
 
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