...And Industry Gears Up "How-To" Sessions

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Never missing an opportunity to jump on a good thing, industry groups have been actively marketing seminars, training sessions and other informational products designed to help business and charter aircraft operators deal with tax-related issues. Most recently, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announced it is offering a special tax seminar specifically geared toward Part 135 air charter operators. The Tax Seminar for Air Charter Operators is designed to provide answers to some of the most common tax-related issues faced by the charter industry. The one-day seminar will take place on Monday, May 17, 2004, in conjunction with the association's annual convention in Las Vegas, Nev.

NATA has partnered with one of the nation's leading aviation consultants, Conklin & de Decker, to provide up-to-date information designed to help operators comply with all IRS regulations. Nel Sanders-Stubbs, a partner with Conklin & de Decker, has over 15 years of experience in aviation tax matters and will serve as both the moderator and a speaker for the tax seminar, along with other presenters. Content will include:

  • Application of Federal Excise Taxes
  • State Tax Problems
  • International User Fees
  • Common Tax Errors
  • Completion and Filing of IRS Forms
  • Receiving the Fuel Tax Credit
  • Structuring of Aircraft Management Agreements
  • Tax Implications for Personal Use of Aircraft
  • Compliance with Rules for Carriage of Elected Officials.