Conklin & de Decker and NATA to Host Tax Seminar

The Commercial Operators Tax Seminar (“Tax Seminar”) will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, on August 17-18, 2010.


Orleans, MA – May 2010 -- Conklin & de Decker Associates, Inc and the National Air Transportation Association (“NATA”) are pleased to announce they will continue to co-host this year’s Commercial Operators Tax Seminar (“Tax Seminar”) that will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 17-18, 2010.

Unique from other tax seminars and workshops, the Conklin & de Decker and NATA Tax Seminar is the only Tax Seminar that is designed for the commercial operator and is focused on and addresses the current and many tax issues affecting aircraft charter and management.

Charter operators contend with a convoluted maze of Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), as well as Federal, State and Local tax issues. Adding to the confusion is the additional tax complexity of Part 135 charter flying versus Part 91 owner flying. Who needs to pay tax on what charges and to who are the taxes owed? How often are they paid and who collects? These are all questions for which simple answers are hard to find so Conklin & de Decker and NATA have developed this two-day informative seminar to cover it all.

In addition to the tax concerns already mentioned, this seminar will cover the impact on costs when placing an aircraft on a 135 certificate, Like-Kind Exchanges and the continuing impact of Op Spec A008 on operators and owners.

“The Commercial Operators Tax Seminar covers the entire range of today’s tax and regulatory issues confronting business aircraft management companies and charter operators,” commented Nel Stubbs, Vice President and co-owner Conklin & de Decker. “We provide answers to complex questions regarding Federal Excise Taxes, state taxes, international fees, personal use, depreciation, as well as FAR and IRS regulations so attendees walk away with real clarity on all these issues! In addition, this year, the seminar will address the ever challenging FAA, IRS & DOT’s positions on charter brokers,” added Ms. Stubbs.

Expert instructors deliver the information and tools necessary to enable aircraft operators to determine where taxes and fees apply and how to best manage tax compliance and the impact on company cash flow.

This seminar is a must-attend for all commercial aircraft operators and management companies, whether they serve as the Director of Operations, CFO or controller. In addition, if you have your aircraft on another company’s Part 135 certificate or are considering doing so, this seminar is for you.

Register on or before August 1, 2010 and pay the discounted price of $795 per person. If you register after this date you will pay the regular price of $995 per person. For more information about this seminar contact Christine Preston at 602-404-1854 or Christine@conklindd.com, or visit the Conklin & de Decker web site at www.conklindd.com or the NATA website at www.nata.aero.

Conklin & de Decker, celebrating 25 years in business, is a leader in aviation research, consulting and education with offices in Orleans, Massachusetts, Arlington, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona. The company, founded in 1984, focuses on fixed- and rotary- wing aircraft operating cost, performance and specification databases, maintenance management software, financial management, fleet planning, market research, aviation tax issues, and financial, tax and management seminars. Conklin & de Decker consult with numerous individuals, corporations and government agencies worldwide. More information on their products and services, copies of articles published, and a unique “Members Only” section can be found on their website, www.conklindd.com.

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