Tax Consulting Firm Helps Obtain Sales Tax Exemption On Amphibious Aircraft

SACRAMENTO, CA: Aero & Marine Tax Professionals (, a tax consulting firm, recently helped obtain a sales tax exemption for their client, Max Trescott, the 2008 National Flight Instructor of the Year and owner of Glass Cockpit Publishing, on the purchase of a Lake LA-4-200 amphibian airplane. The company is a specialist in aircraft and marine vehicle sales tax exemption in state of the California.

The instructor, Max Trescott, stated: “Tom Alston helped me obtain an exemption for my first aircraft eleven years ago, so I thought I understood the current rules. However, the regulations changed since my first purchase and I didn’t fully understand the changes. So I contacted Tom Alston again and he and his staff were quick to help me understand the current rules and the documentation needed. The savings will help fund some of the upgrades to the plane that I’m contemplating.”

Tom Alston commented, “Well there are very few companies out there that know the field as well as we do and have the contacts where it counts. We know the tax codes in this area backwards and forwards, and that includes keeping up with the changes as the years go by. You have to factor in the new laws passed each year. Well, actually you don’t, because that’s our job. We study each new piece of legislation as it comes out and stay fully familiarized with every aspect of obtaining a sales tax exemption on an aircraft or marine vessel. And that’s why we’ve never lost a case.”

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.