International Real Estate Firm Gets Sales Tax Exemption On Purchase Of Cessna C-172S Airplane

SACRAMENTO, CA: Aero & Marine Tax Professionals ( has obtained a sales tax exemption for an international real estate firm operating in California, on the purchase of a Cessna C-172S airplane.

An executive from the company commented on the need for the plane: “The airlines don’t go to the places I need to go. For example, Laughlin, NV and Mulege, Mexico. I couldn’t get there in a timely or efficient manner. In Mulege they actually have two airstrips, but both dirt fields. One is about a mile, or only a walk, to my place. The closest commercial field is, I guess, Loreto, which is about 80 or 90 miles to the south. And 80 miles on highway 1 is not like 80 miles on I-5. Figure about 5 hours, as you have to watch out for the cows and such.”

The executive commented on working with Aero & Marine Tax Professionals: “I had a lot of special issues. I never thought I could handle it myself and I had a lot of special things come up. Doing business in Mexico involves a lot of handshake and language gap. I needed a lot of extra help to make sure that everything was documented well enough for the tax board. I spent a lot of time on email and on the phone, but it was very rewarding. I couldn’t throw a curve at Aero & Marine Tax Professionals, because they had handled everything before. They knew exactly how to handle it. I would recommend Aero & Marine Tax Professionals without hesitation! You can’t do this yourself.”

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