Why do I have to pay taxes on my boat?

All personal business property and luxury property in the State of California is subject to an annual tax. Boats, except for those used in commerce or fishing, are considered luxury items. For more information please call 530-265-1285.

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1. What types of property result in the issuance of an unsecured tax bill?
2. Why do I have to pay taxes on my boat?
3. How does a sale, removal or disposal of my business equipment, boat or aircraft affect my tax bill?
4. What happens if I don’t pay my unsecured taxes on time?
5. Do I need to pay the tax bill while appealing or talking with the assessor about a reduction in the value assessed?
6. Why did I receive an unsecured tax bill, when I don’t own any personal property?