Global Exporter Wins Sales Tax Exemption On Airplane In Recent Case In California

SACRAMENTO, CA: Aero & Marine Tax Professionals, ( a marine vessel and aircraft sales tax specialist firm in Northern California, recently assisted a global export company operating out of Cleveland, OH in obtaining a California state sales tax exemption on their private jet purchase. The aircraft is hangared in the San Francisco area. This was the second time that Aero & Marine Tax Professionals represented the company in obtaining a successful tax exemption on the purchase of an aircraft.

An executive from the global export company stated: “Our business is a national business. The plane gave us the ability to fly longer distances from the Bay area. We needed the flexibility of the private jet to avoid uncertainty of travel. Itinerary changes at the last minute and such become much more manageable. It just made sense to have a private jet. We simply provided the documentation that Aero & Marine Tax Professionals needed and it went from there. This is our second experience with Aero & Marine Tax Professionals, the first was on the recommendation of the attorney we were using in Cleveland.”

Tom Alston, founder and owner of Aero & Marine Tax Professionals, stated: “It went just as smoothly this time as the last. It was good to work with this company again. Our specialization is legally supporting a claim for a tax exemption for our clients from the state of California for the purchase of aircraft and vessels. Most tax firms do not have that specialization, so when clients come to us they get the benefit of our successfully handling over a thousand exemptions for clients. Even for those who are located outside of California, the plane may be subject to California sales or use tax. It’s best to get us involved right at the beginning of the purchase process.”

Aero & Marine Tax Professionals shows purchasers 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. His blog can be seen at

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