This is one of my designs. I have since written to the governor of Tennessee at their web site here: http://www.tn.gov/help/
Here is my email to the Gov:
One of my customers, Jonathan King, a Tennessee resident, built one of my boat designs in his garage and is now being charged taxes as a dealer. The news media is covering it and it is now going viral on the internet. This is making the state of Tennessee look terrible, and in a time when a huge percentage of the country is angry at out of control government, it is becoming big news. Here is a link to WSMV Channel 4's coverage: http://www.wsmv.com/story/16773393/state-threatens-suit This is a ridiculous abuse of government power. What's next, dealer taxes if you bake your own cookies? Need I publish a warning to Tennessee residents on my web site and on the many internet forums I frequent?
Owner and Chief Designer
Easy to Build Boat Designs