I was of the opinion that the boat wasn't taxed.
Nope. Unfortunately, even if you buy it from a private seller in Louisiana, you still have to pay taxes.
However, if you bought it from out of state from a private seller, you don't pay taxes.
Sucks, but that's the way it is.
Ask the seller to write you a "lowball" bill of sale ($200 or something like that). DO NOT include the cost of the motor. It is NOT taxable since it's not the item being registered.
Have a separate bill of sale for the trailer and "lowball" that price also. You'll have to pay taxes on the trailer when you go to register it with the DMV... Also, you WILL need the trailer's title which needs to be signed by you and the seller in order to register it.
It's all a pain in the arse and another way "the man" fricks us but it's the way it is.
This post was edited on 1/21 at 2:44 pm