Aero & Marine Tax Professionals Wins Yet Another Case For Sales Tax Exemption

SACRAMENTO, CA: Aero & Marine Tax Professionals (, a tax consulting firm in Northern California, recently assisted a southern California medical specialty company acquire a sales tax exemption from the California Board of Equalization on their recent purchase of a Cessna Conquest 441 airplane.

An executive from the company stated: “The new plane was something we needed for intermediate range trips. We have the Cirrus and the jet. The jet would be too expensive for medium range trips, we only use that for east coast trips. The small plane would not be able to make the mid-range trips. With the nature of our business and what we ship, commercial flights are just not conducive to the transport of medical devices directly to the hospitals and surgeons that need them. We will sometimes do trips to meet with hospitals and doctors, but we will many times take actual products needed for surgeries.”

“Aero & Marine Tax Professionals communicated what was needed, and everything went exactly the way they said it would occur. That particular aircraft had had a wheels-up landing and was in the shop for nearly a year. That made getting the additional information requested more challenging. I would definitely recommend Aero & Marine Tax Professionals to others!,” concluded the executive.

Aero & Marine Tax Professionals founder Tom Alston stated “Despite the economy, many companies today find that owning an airplane is more efficient than flying on commercial airlines. And many do not realize that there are totally legal ways to avoid paying sales tax on that airplane. But you have to work with an expert, because the laws and regulations in this field have changed over the years. This is what we do, so we focus our efforts on ensuring that a company can purchase an aircraft and legally avoid sales tax.”

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