Excise tax in the United States

March 4, 2009 - 9:32am

A line in President Obama’s 134-page budget for Fiscal Year 2010 has put general aviation lobbyists on high alert. Page 129 contains a notation that “the budget proposes repealing some aviation excise taxes and replacing these taxes with direct user charges.” NBAA said it is “very troubled” by the budget outline because it appears to leave the door open to consideration of aviation user fees for funding the FAA.

August 30, 2007 - 6:46am

If you are thinking of starting a business aviation charter or management company, consider sending as many of your company’s managers as possible to Conklin & de Decker’s Commercial Operators & Management Tax Course. The two-day seminar goes into great depth about the myriad subjects that any charter/management company will eventually encounter.

July 3, 2007 - 10:40am

The House Transportation Committee’s attempt at an FAA reauthorization and funding bill has received praise and backing from general aviation interests, but they warn that the fight for passage without user fees is far from over.

March 16, 2007 - 9:46am

A tax seminar specifically geared toward Part 135 air-charter operators will be held on May 17 in Las Vegas in conjunction with the National Air Transportation Association’s annual convention. The seminar will be presented by Nel Sanders-Stubbs, a partner with Conklin & de Decker business-aviation costing analysts of Orleans, Mass.

November 13, 2006 - 10:16am

Canada's private, user-fee-based ATC system–Nav Canada–believes that general aviation operators are double-charged for use of Canada's aviation infrastructure and that fuel excise taxes should be reduced.

November 13, 2006 - 10:12am

"Business aviation should support the shift to user fees," urged Reason Foundation director of transportation studies Robert Poole, "if it is part of a comprehensive reform of ATC." He said user fees would enable the costly switch to a "network-centric" (more technology-based) ATC system that in his view would offset increased costs with potential savings from increased flying efficiency and fewer delays.

October 11, 2006 - 7:50am

Air-taxi operators might be interested in checking out the DOT’s revised list of airfields that are designated “rural airports” for the purposes of the segment fee portion of federal excise taxes. Air-taxi and other commercial operators are not required to collect segment fees on flights to or from rural airports.

September 26, 2006 - 2:15pm

Conklin & de Decker part owner Nel Sanders-Stubbs, for years the NBAA’s prime source of tax knowledge and expertise, gave Conklin & de Decker aircraft acquisition planning seminar attendees some insights on what to expect in the way of federal passenger excise taxes as well as state sales, use and registration levies.

September 11, 2006 - 6:47am

Canada’s private, user-fee-based ATC system–Nav Canada–believes that general aviation operators are double-charged for use of Canada’s aviation infrastructure and that fuel excise taxes should be reduced.

August 18, 2006 - 6:01pm

Canada’s private, user-fee-based ATC system–Nav Canada–believes that general aviation operators are double-charged for use of Canada’s aviation infrastructure and that fuel excise taxes should be reduced.

 
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