|Registration Questions:||(860) 263-5700|
|Boating Registration Website:||http://www.ct.gov/dmv/cwp/view.asp?a=817&Q=245288&dmvPNavCtr=|27864|
|State Tax Department Website:||http://www.ct.gov/drs/site/default.asp|
|Registration Grace Period (Days):||60 Days|
|Boat Sales & Use Tax Rate:||6.3%|
|Credit For Tax Paid In Another State:||Yes|
|State Decal Required For Documented Vessel:||Yes|
|Boat Titles Issued:||No|
|Notes:||State sales tax of 6.35% applies to sales|
up to $100,000. All sales over $100,000 are taxed at 7% on the total price.
Refund for Highway/Road Fuel Taxes Paid on Marine Fuel:
Recreational boaters can apply for a $0.18 per-gallon refund of state sales tax on either gasoline or diesel fuel purchased at a highway pump for use on their boat. One must purchase at least 200 gallons of fuel to apply for the refund, and attach original sales invoices to the refund application.
The refund form, AU-724, can be downloaded off the Internet by going to www.ct.gov/drs/site/default.asp, Click on "Forms" in upper right.Click on "Motor Fuels Tax Refunds Forms - Boats, other Off Road Use, Exempt Vehicles." For more information, call (800) 382-9463 (in-state) or (860) 297-5962.
Support CT Raised Bill 6576
Raised Bill 6576 would extend the tax-exempt winter window which allows out-of-state boaters to use Connecticut marinas for storage, overhaul and repair work. Another section of bill that has been removed would have allowed transient boaters to be berthed in Connecticut for up to 60 days without having to pay the state use tax. Please urge your Representative to have this section reinstituted.
BoatU.S. is in favor of Raised Bill 6576 and asks that you contact your legislator to respectfully urge their support. This measure could be heard in either chamber as early as April 22. Please contact your Senator and Representative and urge their support for Raised Bill 6576 with the 60-day exemption.
Connecticut Boating Issue Archive
- 6/6/2011 - Major Boat Taxes rejected, Luxury Tax Still Imposed
- 4/21/2011 - Update on Boat Tax Increases
- 3/3/2011 - Significant Boat Tax Increases In Proposed Budget