Tax Avoidance? Or Tax Evasion? - Legally Avoiding Sales and Use Tax

Tax Avoidance? Or Tax Evasion? Know the Difference

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.

Unfortunately, there is a common, but mistaken, belief that tax avoidance is the same as tax evasion; that it is in some way shady and just a lesser evil than tax evasion.

This is not true. Tax evasion is the unlawful nonpayment or underpayment of taxes. Tax avoidance is entirely different: it is a perfectly legal and scrupulous practice employed by honest and upstanding citizens. Tax avoidance is simply arranging one’s financial affairs in such a way as to minimize tax liability within the law.

Learn how you can legally avoid sales and use tax on your next aircraft or vessel purchase. Read my full article today and don’t forget to call Tom!

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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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