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Sales Tax Cap on Boats Purchased in Florida- Bill Passed

According to the The Florida Senate
BILL ANALYSIS AND FISCAL IMPACT STATEMENT

Link to Source: http://www.flsenate.gov/data/session/2010/Senate/bills/analysis/pdf/2010s2454.cm.pdf

The state sales and use tax on aircraft and boats in Florida is levied at a rate 6% of the purchase price or value of the aircraft or boat. The bill provides that the maximum amount of sales or use on an aircraft or boat may not exceed $18,000.

This bill shall take effect July 1, 2010.

Example: A boat is purchased for $1.2 million would have had a tax of $72,000, now the sales tax is capped at $18,000.

“The new Boat Sales-Use Tax Cap limits the 6% Florida state sales tax on a boat purchase, or the use tax for currently owned vessels to $18,000. The change will help Florida save marine industry jobs and increase sales tax revenue. The catalyst for change was struggling boat sales and services businesses, and the loss of revenue the State of Florida was experiencing. Passage of the cap is expected to almost immediately invigorate Florida’s vital marine industry through new sales and encourage of boat owners to register, keep and use their watercraft in state.” (Daszkal Bolton LLP e-newsletter dated June 28,2010)

There are limitations and exemptions on this bill. Contact our firm for more details.

By |2010-06-30T09:48:36+00:00June 30th, 2010|Sales and Use Tax, State Taxes|0 Comments

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Lauryn Charles owns and manages Accountable Financial Services Group, Inc., founded in July of 2007. Lauryn has many years of experience working with small business owners in the field of accounting, banking, and financial services. An accounting graduate with an MBA in International Business from Florida Atlantic University, Ms. Charles is an expert tax preparer and accountant. She is a Registered Tax Return Preparer as designated by the Internal Revenue Service. Ms. Charles is a member of the Pompano Beach and Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce. She is on the board of directors of multiple non-profit organizations, she is the co-founder of Pompano’s Young Professionals, and serves many other charitable organizations in the area.

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