HAI Convention News

Conklin & de Decker Introduces New Aviation Tax and Cost Assessment Resources

 - March 4, 2013, 2:40 PM

Aviation finance and consulting firm Conklin & de Decker (Booth No. N3525) marked the opening of Heli-Expo ’13 with the introduction of its latest general aviation tax resource. The company also unveiled a new educational seminar.

Conklin & de Decker’s 2013 State Tax Guide for General Aviation contains the latest taxes and fees imposed on general aviation operations throughout the U.S., as well as sales and use tax information pertaining to aircraft sales and leases, ownership, parts and labor. The PC-based guide allows users to make side-by-side comparisons of tax rates for three states.

Having a handy reference guide for this information is vital for rotor- and fixed-wing operators as states look for ways to “enhance their revenues,” the company noted.

“State tax laws change suddenly and can really impact your aviation operation,” added Nel Stubbs, Conklin & de Decker vice president. “The [state tax guide] is an indispensible tool where we do all the research for you and make it easy to access, saving you time and keeping you current on all the state tax changes.”

A one-year subscription to the tax guide is $375, and Heli-Expo attendees may take advantage of a 10-percent show discount on it and other Conklin & de Decker data products.

The company also announced its new Exploring Aircraft Operating Costs seminar to provide aviation managers and other personnel a better understanding of how to balance the costs of an aviation operation with often-tight budget constraints. The two-day seminar, to be held May 14 and 15 in Dallas, was recently certified by NBAA as a Certified Aviation Manager-accepted program. Early-bird registration is available until April 22 for $895 per person.

Marking 22 consecutive years as an exhibitor at Heli-Expo, Conklin & de Decker will also host three educational programs during this year’s event. o