Tax Matters: California Sales and Use Tax, What's the Difference Between Sales Tax and Use Tax

Tax Matters: California Sales and Use Tax, What's the Difference Between Sales Tax and Use Tax?

Tom Alston helms Aero and Marine Tax Professionals. He has worked for two decades to help successful people obtain aircraft and vessels and save money in the process. In this interview he shares candidly about his clients and why he respects them so much.

What's the difference between sales tax and use tax:

We’ve all heard of sales tax. In fact, most of us are so used to it that we barely notice the item at the bottom of our receipts. Use tax, on other hand, is unfamiliar to most people. Unfortunately, use tax can have just as much of a sting on big purchases.

What is Use Tax?

Use tax is applied to the use, storage, or consumption of tangible personal property in a state. Or, to put it more simply: if you plan to use something in the state, then you probably owe use tax on it.

Watch this full video where I will give you a full discription of the differences between sales tax and use tax.

Thomas A. Alston

Aero & Marine Tax Professionals shows purchasers 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. Tom Alston, CEO and owner of Aero & Marine, has also published many articles on sales and use tax and sales tax exemption. His blog can be seen at http://www.aeromarinetaxpros.com/aero/articles

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by Thomas A. Alston Mr. Alston is the Founder and CEO of Aero & Marine Tax Professionals. His company has prepared and filed hundreds of tax returns with a 100% success rate. Mr. Alston’s management and tax experience are the foundation and guiding hand for all of Aero & Marine activities. His full-proof system to legally avoid paying sales tax on aircraft purchases has never failed. Aero & Marine Tax Professionals is the premier California sales and use tax consulting firm specializing in the area of Mobile Transportation Equipment (aircraft, vessels and vehicles).

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