Conklin & de Decker Announces 2013 State Tax Guide for General Aviation

March 6, 2013
A one-year subscription is $375 and is downloadable from the Conklin & de Decker website.

Heli-Expo 2013 – Las Vegas, NV -- Conklin & de Decker announces the release of their new 2013 State Tax Guide for General Aviation. 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 2013, 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 a new tab created to access “Credit for Taxes Paid to Another State”, additional hyperlinks in the “Contact Sections” and a new export function that enables you to export a file to PDF or Excel. In 2012 a “Resale/Dealer” tab was added.  

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 also 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 2013 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.

Heli-Expo 2013 attendees are invited to stop by and take advantage of the 10% show discount, March 5th – 7th at the Conklin & de Decker booth #N3525.

About Conklin & de Decker

Conklin & de Decker, celebrating more than 25 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,