Revenue and Taxation Code Section 228 Exemption of Low Value Vessel

Exemption of Low-Value Vessel

228.  (a) A vessel with a market value of four hundred dollars ($400) or less shall be free from taxation. This section shall only apply to vessels used or held for noncommercial purposes and shall not apply to lifeboats or other vessels used in conjunction with operations of vessels with a market value of more than four hundred dollars ($400). This section shall not apply to more than one vessel owned, claimed, possessed, or controlled by an assessee on the lien date.

(b) For purposes of this section, "vessel" includes every description of watercraft used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water, except vessels described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subdivision (c) of Section 651 of the Harbors and Navigation Code.

(c) For purposes of this section, "vessel" includes all equipment, including mode of power, and furnishings that are normally required aboard the vessel during the accomplishment of the functions for which the vessel is being utilized.

(Amended Ch. 1281, Stats. 1983. Effective September 29, 1983.)