Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013

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585.0000 VEHICLES, VESSELS, AND AIRCRAFT—Regulation 1610

Annotation 585.0330


585.0330 Use Tax Paid to Yacht Broker. Use tax was charged and collected by a yacht broker (holder of a seller's permit) on a sale of a yacht (documented vessel) in which the yacht broker was a true broker and not a retailer of the yacht. The individual who owned the yacht and actually made the sale did not hold a permit for the sale of vessels.

In such a case, the purchaser is required to report and pay the use tax measured by the sales price directly to the Board. However, when money is collected by a broker (a retailer from a purchaser) under representation that it is payment of tax, that money constitutes a debt owed to the state by the broker. Hence, the Board could seek payment from the yacht broker for the money he collected from the purchaser. If any such amounts were collected from the broker, they would be applied to the purchaser's liability for use tax. (Section 6204.) 12/4/95.

(Note: Subsequent statutory change effective January 1, 1996. See sections 6202 and 6283.)