Tax Matters: Legally Avoid California Sales and Use Tax

Tax Matters: Legally Avoid California Sales and Use Tax


Every person who has contemplated an aircraft purchase in the last few years has asked the question “Is there a legal way to avoid sales tax?” Most of these people ponder this question with the same seriousness as “Will I win the Lotto tonight?”

Many people have heard the horror story of a friend who tried one of those schemes and wound up with penalties and interest that doubled or tripled the tax. A few have been embarrassed when their attorneys and CPAs laughed at them for asking the question.

Watch my video to get an indepth understanding of how you can legally avoid these taxes.

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

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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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