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20 July, 2018


State Sales/Use Tax 6% +
Discretionary Sales/Use Tax $0 - $75 Depending on County
(NOW CAPPED AT $18,000.00)
Property Taxes on Boats – None

Florida Issues Titles on Boats that are Not Documented
Documented Boats Are Required to be Registered


A 90 Day Decal May Be Purchased From Your Broker and an
additional 90 days may be purchased from the Broker
BY THE 60th day whilst under the first 90 day decal
using a Sales Tax Exemption Affidavit for All Vessels Purchased from Brokers & Dealers which will be removed from the State of Florida. Vessels must be at least 5 Net Tons AS LONG AS – Purchaser is NOT a Florida Resident, or the definition thereof.

Dinghy’s, Jet Ski’s & Boat Trailers are not exempt unless
removed within 10 days of the date of purchase.
Sales Between Individuals are not exempt

Florida is Reciprocal to Taxes Paid to Another State

Visiting Period – 90 Days with valid out of state registration.

Vessels 30 years or older may obtain ANTIQUE VESSEL CERTIFICATES
The Power Propelling the Vessel MUST BE THE ORIGINAL and Certified as such. The Owner must Complete Form HSMV 87243 and present a current registration in his/her name

Sojourner registrations are issued to these vessel owners who remain in Florida for more than 90 days, but intend to return to their home state and take the vessel with them. They are issued DECALS ONLY, but must prove they are registered in another state. Form HSMV 87244 Must be completed.
Normal registration fees will be charged.
Florida Sales Tax on Yachts and Boats

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