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Aircraft

Clipper Tax Consulting’s aircraft tax specialists can legally save you thousands of dollars on your aircraft purchase by assisting you in obtaining an aircraft sales tax exemption or aircraft use tax exemption from the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.

The purchase of an aircraft which will be used in the State of California is subject to sales tax or use tax depending on the nature of the transaction. There are many legal ways to avoid aircraft sales tax or use tax in California. Our aircraft sales tax service can help you navigate the very complex sales and use tax laws, regulations, policies and procedures governing these transactions and document the use of your aircraft to make sure you receive an exemption. Whether you are buying a Gulfstream, Cessna, Beechcraft, Eclipse, Cirrus, Diamond or Piper, there is an exemption which could work for you. There are aircraft sales tax exemptions and aircraft use tax exemptions for both personal use aircraft as well as business use aircraft. The following sales and use tax exemptions are currently available for aircraft:

  • 12-Month Out-of-State Use and Storage Test
  • Six Month Interstate Commerce Test
  • 12-Month Common Carrier Test
  • Family Transactions
  • Transfers to Commencing Corporations, LLCs, etc.
  • Tax paid on fair rental value instead of cost

It is best to engage our aircraft sales tax service at the time of your aircraft purchase so that we can set up and organize the entire transaction correctly to avoid aircraft sales tax or use tax.

In many cases we have been able to help clients after they have made an aircraft purchase. Give us a call to find out if our aircraft sales tax service can still help you avoid aircraft sales tax or use tax by obtaining an aircraft sales tax exemption or aircraft use tax exemption for your aircraft purchase.

Our expertise is in California Sales and Use Tax issues. We are aircraft tax specialists. If you are looking to buy an aircraft or already own one and are interested in finding out if your particular situation may qualify for an exemption, call us now for a free, no obligation consultation.

We have been in the business of handling sales and use tax matters since 1998. If you want to eliminate the sales or use tax on your aircraft purchase, call us now, our aircraft tax specialists are here to help.