Aero & Marine Tax Professionals Helps Company Obtain Tax Exemption on Purchase of Hawker 400A Jet

SACRAMENTO, CA: Aero & Marine Tax Professionals, (, a tax firm in northern California with specialized knowledge on aircraft and marine vessel sales tax exemption, recently assisted a southern California air charter company in obtaining a tax exemption on the purchase of a Hawker 400A jet. The jet sales tax exemption was obtained from the California Board of Equalization.

A representative from the charter company stated: “We started in 1997 with a brand new A36 Bonanza airplane that I purchased with the express intent of starting a charter company. I remember everyone’s reaction was ‘You’re doing what?’ I no longer have the original aircraft, but I remember picking up a cargo in Calexico, and thinking that I had the best job in world. It just grew from there. I had been receiving fliers from Aero & Marine Tax Professionals for years. When one of our new Beechjet owners bought his aircraft in 2003, and was asking about what he should do about sales tax, I responded that Aero & Marine had been around for a while. He came to them, and his experience was good. Based on his experience, when our situation came up, Aero & Marine were the guys we went to. And since then we’ve recommended them to others and plan to again.”

Tom Alston, founder of Aero & Marine Tax Professionals, stated “We have evolved a system that makes it as easy as possible for an aircraft purchaser to support a claim for an exemption with the California Board of Equalization. It’s completely legal and we have handled close to 1,000 cases so far and have been successful on every one. But it’s ideal to bring us in at the beginning of the sales cycle.”

Aero & Marine Tax Professionals shows purchasers 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