The idea "I don't live in California so I don't have to pay sales or use tax in California... Right?" May not stand true with California Law. Although in this video, Tom has your solution - all in 2 minutes.
Aero and Marine Tax Pros are the leading experts when it comes to knowledge about aircraft sales and use tax in California - and how to achieve complete tax exemption on an aircraft purchase. What many do not know is that Aero and Marine can also help all aircraft owners, across the entire US, when it comes to documenting aircraft use and receiving extensive tax deductions not otherwise possible.
Many times taxpayers call me when they receive a notice from the State of California; often they feel that they have been unfairly singled out. Many times they open the conversation with, “I have a dealer’s license. I don’t have to pay tax.”
The prices of aircraft have fallen compared to the highs of five years ago. That is not news to anybody who is active in the aircraft market. However, there are some people out there getting ready to buy an aircraft for the first time. Or, maybe it will be their first purchase in a long time. Perhaps some of them are your friends. We consider you a friend because you contacted us.
If you have been overwhelmed by articles, advertising and friendly advice about the various schemes to legally avoid California Sales and Use Tax, let me set you straight about how to protect yourself.
On June 16, 1931 Al Capone—the notorious gangster at the top of the F.B.I’s ‘Most Wanted’ list—was sentenced to 11 years behind bars for tax evasion. Tax evasion is an ugly phrase that runs hand-in-hand with words such as slimy, crooked, shady, corrupt. Those who purposefully and criminally evade paying their due in taxes are justifiably scorned as unscrupulous cheaters.
In a recent ruling by an attorney for the State of California, a taxpayer’s purchase of a vessel was held to be taxable. This was done in spite of support that an off-shore delivery occurred and the vessel remained in Mexico and outside California for more than 90 days.
Do you know all the steps that need to be taken to legally avoid sales and use tax? Chances are you don’t. However, I do and I never lose.
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