Northern California Aircraft Leasing Company Gets Tax Exemption on Cirrus Airplane

SACRAMENTO, CA: Aero & Marine Tax Professionals, ( an aircraft tax specialist firm in Northern California, recently assisted a northern California aircraft leasing company in supporting a claim for a use tax exemption on the purchase of a Cirrus SR 22 T airplane, saving them close to 8% off the purchase price. This was the company’s second time working with Aero & Marine Tax Professionals on a tax exemption for an aircraft.

An executive from the company stated: “The problem was I had a commute that required me to go from Steamboat Springs, CO at 7,000 feet altitude to Fresno, CA at 300 feet altitude. I needed to upgrade my Cirrus from a normally aspirated to a turbo. As for doing it commercially, I guess the snarky answer would be that if you tried doing a commercial flight from either Steamboat Springs, CO or Hayden, CO, the answer would be self-evident. They only have one flight a day during the non-ski season, and you have to fly all the way back to Denver to make a connecting flight, which means you have to cross the Rockies twice. And then all the other good stuff that goes with flying commercial. When I bought my first plane, back in 2006, Aero & Marine Tax Professionals were referred to me by my accountant. It was pretty easy. My office tells me they were very responsive & fast. I would absolutely recommend them to others. We’d never buy a plane without involving Aero & Marine.”

Tom Alston, founder and owner of Aero & Marine Tax Professionals, stated: “This case went very smoothly, just as well as the first time we worked with them. There can be times where a person does not suppose they will need to worry about California sales tax, such as if the plane was purchased in another state. But it’s been shown by many cases that the safest thing to do is contact us. We’ve helped many companies to legally avoid aircraft tax.”

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. Mr. Alston has also published many articles on sales and use tax. His blog can be seen at