March 2010 Entries
We’re in the midst of tax season and as the April 15 deadline approaches, there’s no better time to discuss potential tax breaks for boat owners. Many boaters may be unaware that there are several ways to write off some of the cost of your boat to minimize your taxes.
Recreational boaters who purchased a new or used boat this past year could qualify for a tax deduction on paid state sales taxes. For those who have become boat owners within the last year, the Tax Extenders Act of 2008 continues to offer a federal tax deduction for state sales taxes. However,...
posted @ Wednesday, March 24, 2010 9:01 AM |
Each year, the membership of BWI conducts a writing contest recognizing top marine journalists around the world. Discover Boating is a BWI Supporting Member and sponsors the writing contest awards within the Boating Adventures category. This year the 17th Annual BWI Writing Contest was held, and Discover Boating was pleased to announce their 1st Place Winner, “One Mom, Two Teens, No Exit” written by Tania Aebi, youngest woman to sail around the world alone at 21 and author of an international best-seller. Tania was recognized for her inspirational, family bonding story that first attracted readers in the March 2009 issue of Boat U.S. Magazine. This...
posted @ Friday, March 05, 2010 4:25 PM |
Have you ever wondered what would happen if something went terribly wrong while out on the water? If no one knows where you are going, how many stops you are making along the way, and what time you are expecting to be back by, how will they know when/if they need to call authorities?
A common rule before leaving the house is to say where you're going and when you'll be back. The same, simple rule goes for boaters too, except there's a name for it. Before taking a trip out on the water, you should always be sure to...
posted @ Monday, March 01, 2010 10:15 AM |