Time for a ‘new’ boat?

alldodge

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1K to 20K boat trailer in KY cost zero $
They don't even need to be registered. All taxes are on the boat
 

Scott Danforth

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Yes, the registration is figured on the weight capacity of the trailer. 15,600 capacity @ $20 per 1K . . . pretty much a rip-off. Small trailers are reasonable, but as you go big, it costs.
Florida bases the registration on the empty trailer weight and I thought that was weird. Cant imagine paying on capacity
 

dingbat

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Maryland is $102 every two years for a trailer up to #5k. $160 every two years for up to a #20K trailer.

You can register trailers elsewhere with conditions. I pay $90 every 5 years
 

JASinIL2006

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In Illinois, single axle trailers increased from $18 to $118 in 2018 and some people had conniptions. I don’t relish paying more, but $118 doesn’t seem unreasonable and the extra money is for repairing our roads. They definitely need some work. I feel for people with multiple trailers, though.
 

tpenfield

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Yes, even though the cost of the trailer registration is really high, it is probably still a minute fraction of what the boat will cost to run.
 

Lou C

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Just more of what less than honest governments do to balance budgets. Yes we are not raising taxes we are raising the cost of just about everything else, we will get our money out of you one way, or another. The local tax burden here is just out of control, at one time Eastern Long Island wanted to form its own county, I think the fantasy for many people here is to not be part of NY State as unrealistic as that might seem. The perception is we pay far more in terms of taxes than what we get back. The reason why I am suspicious of any push to alternative energy plans is what happened to us with Shoreham. Tons of money spent, all of the sudden, politicians "realize" that it is "impossible" to evacuate Long Island in the event of a nuclear accident despite the fact that the Long Island Expressway was called the world's longest parking lot more than 10 years before Shoreham, and the plan to add a third bridge across LI Sound was defeated by (environmentalists) something that is regretted to this day. So when I hear the goverment pushing electric cars and renewables I am naturally suspicious. Just like not "realizing" you can't evacuate Long Island, surely they can "not realize" renewables will not meet the need of "thousands and thousands of EV vehicles", or, "not realizing the environmental problem created by recycling thousands and thousands of batteries". I hope I'm wrong but I don't think so.
 
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tpenfield

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Yes, I tend not to worry about that stuff . . . as I buy my $4 donut and $3 coffee 🤪
 

tpenfield

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Another interesting thing that I learned going through the vehicle registration process, is that for private party vehicle sales, the Mass. DOT applies sales tax on the greater amount of (1) the price paid or (2) the Kelly Bluebook value. It seems that they got wise to the fact that many people were fudging the sales amount down to lower their sales tax owed.

I got my truck at about $2K under KBB, but had to pay the tax on the higher amount. Something to keep in mind next time around.

If you buy a used car from a dealer, they take the dealer's price and tax based on that, but not the private party price.
 

Lou C

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What about if you give a vehicle to someone as a gift? They still pay tax on the KBB value?
 

tpenfield

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What about if you give a vehicle to someone as a gift? They still pay tax on the KBB value?
No, there is a gift form/exemption and also transfer within the family is non-taxable.

It is really just the private sales that they have tightened up on.
 
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