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#11351675 - 01/17/16 11:19 AM Buying a boat question
basshunter1 Offline
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Registered: 10/19/11
Posts: 883
Loc: Northeast, Texas
If I buy a boat out of state from a individual (not a dealer) do I have to pay sales tax on it?
This may sound like a dumb question but I've been told yes and no. So if someone on here knows the answer and is 100% sure please let me know and thanks.


Edited by basshunter1 (01/17/16 11:21 AM)

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#11351694 - 01/17/16 11:36 AM Re: Buying a boat question [Re: basshunter1]
ChuChu1 Offline
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Registered: 03/08/10
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When you register it in Texas, you will have to pay sales tax. If you are asking if you have to pay the seller in his state, I don't have a clue. Never heard of it, but that don't matter much.
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#11351802 - 01/17/16 01:04 PM Re: Buying a boat question [Re: basshunter1]
BThomas Offline
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Registered: 02/15/09
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Loc: Rockwall,Tx
You will only pay sales tax in Texas when you register the boat.

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#11351823 - 01/17/16 01:12 PM Re: Buying a boat question [Re: basshunter1]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
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Loc: Magnolia, TX
100% sure you pay sales tax on a boat when you bring one into Texas not previously titled in your name. Without a Texas dealer's receipt showing tax was already paid, they collect it at the registration. I did this myself once. Be SURE to get their state's title documents for what you buy, properly filled out for your purchase. These get turned in to Texas so that it can be retitled here in your name. Check into whether the other state titles outboards as well as boats, as Texas does. Get a separate bill of sale for the trailer. Be sure that the price on the bill of sale for the boat/motor is ONLY for the boat/motor, or you WILL be required to pay tax on that full amount at TPWD, then pay tax on the trailer AGAIN when you register it at the county tag office. Ask me how I know that last part, LOL.


Edited by Flippin-Out (01/17/16 01:26 PM)

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#11351942 - 01/17/16 02:58 PM Re: Buying a boat question [Re: basshunter1]
basshunter1 Offline
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Registered: 10/19/11
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Ok thanks to all.

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#11351943 - 01/17/16 02:58 PM Re: Buying a boat question [Re: basshunter1]
basshunter1 Offline
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Registered: 10/19/11
Posts: 883
Loc: Northeast, Texas
One final question. How much in state sales tax on a boat.


Edited by basshunter1 (01/19/16 05:35 PM)

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#11356774 - 01/19/16 05:36 PM Re: Buying a boat question [Re: basshunter1]
basshunter1 Offline
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Registered: 10/19/11
Posts: 883
Loc: Northeast, Texas
ttt

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#11356841 - 01/19/16 06:07 PM Re: Buying a boat question [Re: basshunter1]
Ol Man River Offline
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Registered: 06/16/11
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Loc: SE Texas
Originally Posted By: basshunter1
One final question. How much in state sales tax on a boat.


tax is 6.25%

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#11357265 - 01/19/16 08:36 PM Re: Buying a boat question [Re: basshunter1]
Bobby Milam Online   content
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2673
Loc: Arlington
Call the state and they will answer all your questions as well as tell you all of the documents that you will need.

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#11357368 - 01/19/16 09:15 PM Re: Buying a boat question [Re: basshunter1]
MV Offline
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Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 3813
Loc: richardson tx usa
also depending on boat weight. Trailer inspection for your trailer tags.

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#11357557 - 01/19/16 11:04 PM Re: Buying a boat question [Re: basshunter1]
basshunter1 Offline
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Registered: 10/19/11
Posts: 883
Loc: Northeast, Texas
OK, thanks to all

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#11357822 - 01/20/16 08:04 AM Re: Buying a boat question [Re: Ol Man River]
bluebonnet2 Offline
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Registered: 09/17/07
Posts: 542
Loc: marshall, tx
good morning,

i thought our base sales tax went to 5.95 on jan 1.....

good luck,
PURA VIDA,
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#11357896 - 01/20/16 08:36 AM Re: Buying a boat question [Re: basshunter1]
basshunter1 Offline
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Registered: 10/19/11
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