Conklin & de Decker Announces 2014 State Tax Guide for General Aviation

Heli-Expo 2014 – Anaheim, California -- Conklin & de Decker announces the release of their 2014 State Tax Guide for General Aviation (“State Tax Guide”). Packed full of critical tax information, the State Tax Guide is a must-have reference tool for helicopter and fixed-wing operators, accountants, dealers, brokers, aviation law professionals, and others. The State Tax Guide contains the latest taxes and fees imposed on general aviation in all fifty states and it addresses the sales and use taxes applicable to aircraft sales, ownership, leases, parts, and labor.

States continue to make changes that affect how their taxes apply to general aviation, and it is expected that, in 2014, many more states will try to find ways to "enhance their revenues".  The Conklin & de Decker State Tax Guide provides subscribers continuous updates throughout the year by simply downloading the latest changes, as they occur, from the Conklin & de Decker website. This easy-to-use guide saves users valuable time by eliminating all the research hours required to stay current on all the latest tax changes.

Newly added features in this year’s State Tax Guide include the ability to sort and print the Update & Message Sections and as a subscriber, you are now able to access each state through the ”member’s area” with a mobile device, such as a smart phone or tablet. STG On-the-Go!

Included in the State Tax Guide are common exemptions from the state sales and/or use taxes such as common carrier, occasional sales, fly-away and trade-in credits.  Applicable registration fees, personal property taxes, jet fuel and even aviation gasoline taxes are also covered. In addition to tax data, contact information for the Departments of Revenue and Aviation in each state is included. The State Tax Guide is PC based and has the ability to compare 3 states side by side which enables users to quickly compare tax rates and exemptions for the selected states.

“State tax laws change suddenly and can really impact your aviation operation,” stated Nel Stubbs, vice president for Conklin & de Decker and veteran tax consultant. “The Conklin & de Decker State Tax Guide for General Aviation is an indispensable tool where we do all the research for you and make it easy to access, saving you time and keeping you current on all state tax changes,” added Ms. Stubbs.

The State Tax Guide for 2014 is available now. A one-year subscription is $375 and is downloadable from the Conklin & de Decker website enabling subscribers to have instant access to this valuable data. In addition, the subscriber receives downloadable updates throughout the year.

In addition to three other educational programs being presented by Conklin & de Decker at this year’s Heli-Expo, Nel Stubbs will be presenting ”US Tax Issues Affecting Commercial Helicopter Operations” on February 24th.  For more information or to register for this seminar, please go to the HAI website www.rotor.com. Heli-Expo 2014 attendees are invited to stop by and take advantage of the 10% show discount, February 25 – 27, 2014 at the Conklin & de Decker booth #3002.

About Conklin & de Decker

Conklin & de Decker, celebrating more than 30 years in business, is a leader in aviation research, consulting and education with offices in Massachusetts, Texas and 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 consults with numerous individuals, corporations and government agencies worldwide. More information on their products and services and copies of articles can be found on their website, www.conklindd.com

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