Environmental Services Company Receives Sales Tax Exemption on Pilatus PC-12 Airplane
SACRAMENTO, CA: Aero & Marine Tax Professionals (http://www.aeromarinetaxpros.com), a professional tax consulting firm, has helped an environmental services company located in Southern California to obtain a sales/use tax exemption on the purchase of a Pilatus PC-12 airplane. The exemption was granted by the California Board of Equalization.
An executive from the company stated the following “We bought the new airplane because we needed to transport upper level executives in doing their due diligence for acquiring businesses. We couldn’t use commercial airlines, as the schedule is so demanding. They wouldn’t have been able to do the amount of business they do in a day, or even in a week, if they were having to schedule around commercial availability.”
“Aero & Marine Tax Professionals sent me ‘Tax Matters’ a newsletter. We had it for a month or two before we called them. I called and talked to Tom Alston. I was totally unprepared for those circumstances and current conditions of getting a tax exemption. You know, several years ago, this wouldn’t have been as difficult as it is today. It used to be a piece of cake, but not any more.”
“Working with Aero & Marine went very smoothly. I really didn’t know how these things worked. I thought it would be much simpler. We bought an aircraft and we are here in California, but the aircraft has never been here. Aero & Marine pushed me to get all the info on every leg, the purposes of every leg, the businesses we had visited, etc. I struggled getting that kind of information, but ultimately it went smoothly. I have to thank my consultant at Aero & Marine from the bottom of my heart. I got frustrated, but she calmly and persistently had me go through, explaining that it may be overkill, but it could end up saving us in the long run. Of course, nothing ever happens fast enough for me and the boss! It went real well.”
“I would aqbsolutely recommend Aero & Marine to others, and I already have. We’re looking at getting another aircraft in another six to eight months. Next time, I’ll make sure we get Aero & Marine involved before the closing on the aircraft, rather than waiting until it’s time to file.”
Tom Alston, founder of Aero & Marine Tax Professionals, stated: “Company after company who we’ve taken on as clients have discovered the same thing: you need to call us prior to starting the purchase cycle on an aircraft. If you’re even contemplating purchasing an aircraft then you need to call us. It saves a lot of hassle and it is smoothest when you involve us right from the beginning.”
Aero & Marine Tax Professionals shows purchasers how to avoid sales tax, specifically how to avoid aircraft tax and vessel tax in California and to make certain the full value of their next aircraft, vehicle or vessel goes into their pocket–not the government’s. They have successfully filed hundreds of tax returns with the California State Board of Equalization. Mr. Alston has also published many articles on sales and use tax. Their blog can be seen at http://aeromarinetaxpros.typepad.com.