I'm sure this is true in Ohio, but each state has their own rules. Missouri waives state sales tax if your boat is documented with the USCG. Illinois does not waive the taxes. Missouri is getting smarter though, they now levy a state fee for documenting a boat with USCG and getting a state 3 year sticker. The fee is based on the price of the boat, but it is still way cheaper than state sales tax.Originally Posted by Chris Sunkin
I assume if I bring my boat to Ohio with a Missouri 3 year sticker on it, I wouldn't get hassled, but I've never done that so who knows.
In Missouri (LOTO) they look for a sticker, not necessarily a Missouri one, but and valid state registration. If you have it your ok, if there isn't a sticker on your boat, plan to get pulled over.
You can call Marine Documentation in Mo. at (573) 365-3341 and they can help you. They do tons of these and do it by mail. Even if you don't want to use them they will tell you exactly what you need to do.
Like others mentioned, I highly recommend you use a service. You will pay up to $500 for it, but it is worth every penny and they will ensure it is done right.