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Scoobahdoo
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Buying a New Boat out of State
Just purchased a new boat from a dealer in Oklahoma. It’s in its way to be delivered right now. I know I need to register the trailer at the DMV and the boat with Widlife and Fisheries. But what about paying sales tax in Louisiana? Does anyone know how this is done? One buddy told me that you don’t have to pay sales tax anymore but I don’t think that’s true...


HotKoolaid
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re: Buying a New Boat out of State
You will owe full State and Parish sales taxes on the total invoiced amount. Hopefully it's itemized if not, you will confuse the simpletons at the LDR office downtown. For the trailer my advise is to go to a title business that does these types of transactions. They can collect the sales tax and issue your tag for the trailer.


deltaland
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re: Buying a New Boat out of State
I would think you’d pay Oklahoma sales tax if you buy it from a dealer there. Then show where you paid the tax when you go to register in Louisiana.

That’s how I did my boat in MS when I bought it from a dealer in Florida


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johnnyrocket
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re: Buying a New Boat out of State
Just did it on mine new.

The dealer in the state I paid has option to collect the tax there or let you pay it in Louisiana.

Trailer went to notary paid tax and paid notary fee. If not I would have had to believe run around to a few offices pay tax and have proof of taxes and the pay plate fee $10 1 yr, $40 4 yrs, and $70 permanent tag.

Boat and motor I live in EBRP.
Went to LDWF on Monday and paid everything as they at that time had a person who collected the taxes. Went to next window show that I paid taxes and paid boat registration and motor registration fee.

The dealer gave me a simple flyer with how to pay everything as they sell a lot of boats in Louisiana. I threw it away due to I thought I knew more than them.

If you do pay taxes I believe you get a credit.
Let’s say pay 7% and your tax in Louisiana is 10%. You pay the 3% difference at tax office here.

If you finance make sure on titles it shows the lien holder as the owner. Then send the paperwork back to dealer or finance company.

I paid cash but if you don’t the dealer paperwork person will go over everything with you.
This post was edited on 6/30 at 4:22 pm


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magicman534
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re: Buying a New Boat out of State
I live in st Tammany and bought a boat from Florida.

1. I had to go to the st Tammany office and pay parish taxes.

2. State office in NOLA to pay state taxes. (Total shitshow. Typical gobment employees).

3. WLF in BR.

4. Insurance company for binder

5. Title place for license plate

I would advise bringing all papers showing payment of taxes and insurance when you visit title place and WLF.


Scoobahdoo
Member since Feb 2013
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re: Buying a New Boat out of State
I’m paying cash. The title is in both my wife and I’s name. Do both of us have to be present at WL&F office in Baton Rouge?


keakar
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re: Buying a New Boat out of State
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Just purchased a new boat from a dealer in Oklahoma


did you even ask them?

i just bought a truck out of state and they collected my local sales taxes and registered and licensed it for me in louisiana

it takes a few weeks to come in but they can do it all for you


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Buying a New Boat out of State
quote:

what about paying sales tax in Louisiana? Does anyone know how this is done? One buddy told me that you don’t have to pay sales tax anymore but I don’t think that’s true...



You dont pay sales tax on a used boat bought from a person who is not in the business of selling boats.

You bought from a dealer. Prepare thine anus. Tax on the boat and trailer both will have to be paid.


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magicman534
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re: Buying a New Boat out of State
Not sure. I’d call to make sure before I went though. I didn't put my wife on my boat title or registration.


happy hour 2
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re: Buying a New Boat out of State
If you already bought the boat then this is prolly too late
but if you have the dealer do a separate sales order for the BOAT or Boat and trailer Only. Then you get your boat registered and save on taxes.
Do a separate order for motor and accessories.
It will save you a ton in taxes


johnnyrocket
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re: Buying a New Boat out of State
Oh yeah.

I bought my accessories in Texas and taxed there on it. 7% versus 2,5% more in communist Louisiana. Trollmotor, power poles, electronics, stainless prop, batteries,charger, jackplate, and spare tires adds up quick.

Get invoice for accessories which paid Texas taxes.
Invoice boat
Invoice motor
Invoice trailer


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magicman534
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re: Buying a New Boat out of State
It is. I know that now from the vast knowledge of the OB but it was my first new boat purchase. I tried to get the lady who did my order to let me pay LA taxes there so I didn’t have to run around but she said they didn’t do that. She was also a complete idiot and screwed up my order so when I drove to Pensacola to pick it up, there was no jackplate. Then she tried to convince me that I didn’t need one. Point being, had I dealt with a different person or dealer, my experience could have been totally different
This post was edited on 7/1 at 7:14 am


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Dissident Aggressor
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re: Buying a New Boat out of State
if you bought it from an out of state dealer, you will owe sales tax at registration.


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Dissident Aggressor
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re: Buying a New Boat out of State
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I would advise bringing all papers showing payment of taxes and insurance when you visit title place and WLF


THIS


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shadowlsu
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re: Buying a New Boat out of State
Check the WLF website, a couple days/week there is someone from the state tax assessor's office and someone from the DMV who can handle all of it there. You may want to call before you go, just to be sure. You just need to go to your parish assessor's office to pay those taxes. There is a form that you get from WLF for new boat registration and at the bottom there is a space where both state and local tax collectors will sign/initial. Bring that form back to WLF and pay more money and you are good to go.


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