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Connecticut: The Third Happiest Day of a Man’s Life


 Connecticut: Go ahead, buy yourself a yacht.

If the happiest day of a man’s life is the day he buys his boat and the second happiest day of a man’s life is the day he sells his boat, the third happiest day must be the day he discovers that moorage for his boat is exempt from sales and use tax. Such a man is now even more likely to be happy in Connecticut.

­­Beginning in October 2013, Connecticut is expanding its sales tax exclusion “for otherwise taxable mooring and storage services … to include the period from the first day of October through the last day of May.”

In addition, sales of vessels “occurring on and after July 1, 2013” are exempt from sales and use taxes if those vessels will be docked in Connecticut for 60 or fewer days (in a calendar year).

Pleasure approved

Finally, for sales occurring on and after July 1, 2013, vessels with a sales price of more than $100,000 are taxed at a rate of 6.35% rather than 7%. Previously, “the sale for more than $100,000 of a vessel” was taxed at a rate of 7%. So go ahead, buy the yacht you’ve always wanted.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.