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County Deadlines Approaching for Aircraft Property Tax Appeals

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Articles, The Latest

California aircraft owners who are dissatisfied with the amount of the property tax bill they are paying this summer need to remember that the deadline for filing an appeal in many counties, such as Santa Clara, San Francisco, Alameda, San Luis Obispo and Ventura, is September 15th. Aircraft owners who have established ties with more than one state—causing the aircraft to overnight regularly outside of California—may be eligible for...

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NBAA Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference in Las Vegas–Oct 8 & 9, 2017

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Articles, The Latest, Upcoming Events

  The NBAA Tax Conference is internationally recognized as one of the most important programs focusing on tax planning and business aviation. This year’s symposium is being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 8th and 9th, immediately prior to the three-day NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE). If you are interested in attending the NBAA Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management...

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NBAA Morristown Regional Forum–September 7, 2017

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Articles, Upcoming Events

Make plans now to attend the NBAA Regional Forum in Morristown, New Jersey on September 7, 2017. The event will be held at the Morristown Airport (MMU) from 9:00AM to 3:45PM, including several seminars and the static aircraft display . NBAA Regional Forums bring current and prospective business aircraft owners, operators, manufacturers, customers and other industry personnel together for a one-day event at some of the best airports and FBOs in...

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Aircraft Lending–A Niche Market

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Articles, BusinessAir Magazine, The Latest

Aircraft Lending–A Niche Market — Originally published in BusinessAir Magazine, June 2017, Volume 27, No. 6. Lately I’ve noticed that most aircraft lenders seem intent on carving out their own niche for lending. By that, I mean that most lenders are catering to a certain type of transaction rather than trying to be available to finance all types of aircraft transactions. Some lenders are focusing on aircraft transactions that are for...

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California Business Entity Data Filing & Access Enhancements

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Articles, The Latest

  California Secretary of State Alex Padilla recently announced new online procedures for the filing of Limited Liability Company (LLC) Statements of Information, simplifying a filing system that processes hundreds of thousands of submissions annually. As of Wednesday, June 21, 2017, businesses no longer have to submit physical LLC Statements of Information because the records may now be filed via the California Secretary of State’s...

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Preparing for an Aircraft Purchase

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Articles, BusinessAir Magazine, The Latest

Preparing for an Aircraft Purchase: How to Become the Most Prepared and Qualified Buyer — Originally published in BusinessAir Magazine, May 2017, Volume 27, No. 5.   As the supply for quality pre-owned aircraft inventory has begun to shrink (especially in certain large cabin models), I see more buyers devoting time to advance preparations to ensure that they are perceived by sellers as the most qualified, attractive buyer. If you are in...

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