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California Proposes Legislation to Impose Sales and Use Tax on Services

Recently proposed legislation would require sellers to collect sales and use tax on the sales price of certain services to California businesses. On Feb. 5, 2018, California Senator Robert Hertzberg introduced a bill, which if enacted, would impose sales and use tax on purchases of services by businesses for benefit and use in California, effective … Continue Reading

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Whether Physical Presence is Required for Sales and Use Tax Purposes

U.S. Supreme Court grants certiorari in South Dakota v. Wayfair, et al. The U.S. Supreme Court will review the validity of a South Dakota law which requires remote retailers to collect the state’s sales and use tax even if the retailer does not have a physical presence there. If this state law is upheld by … Continue Reading

Bill to Bar Air Excise Tax on Aircraft Management Fees Clears House Ways and Means Committee

A bill that would exempt aircraft management fees from the federal air transportation excise tax is advancing in the House — good news for aircraft owners who use a leasing company structure to save on state sales tax when purchasing aircraft. The bill (H.R. 3608) clarifies that fees paid to an aircraft services company to … Continue Reading

IRS Says Aircraft Leasing Entity is Eligible for 1031 Tax Free Exchange Treatment Despite Leasing to Related Companies at No Profit

We previously wrote about how a recently passed Texas bill (S.B. 1396) will allow certain in-state aircraft purchases to qualify for a resale exemption from sales tax, with the tax instead applied to later leasing contract payments. Now, a new IRS Chief Counsel memo says that an aircraft leasing partnership that trades in an aircraft that … Continue Reading
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