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Aviation tax abatement sought in Nevada

Advocacy | Jan 28, 2015

An AOPA-backed bill would create a partial abatement of property or sales and use taxes for Nevada businesses that repair aircraft or components.

Aircraft taxes should go into aviation fund, AOPA says

Advocacy | Jan 28, 2015

Under a current Washington law, only 10 percent of the aircraft excise taxes that aircraft owners pay go to the Washington State Division of Aeronautics, while the other 90 percent go into the general fund. AOPA is advocating for legislation that would direct 100 percent of the tax to aviation use.

Indiana bill would end tax on ‘inventory’ aircraft

Advocacy | Jan 21, 2015

An AOPA-backed bill that would lift a tax burden on long-unsold aircraft in dealer inventories has cleared an Indiana state Senate committee.

Florida tax exemption not being uniformly applied

Advocacy | Jan 20, 2015

AOPA is working to make sure that members are not taxed for tax-exempt aircraft parts and services in Florida.

Tax exemptions draw aviation business to Colorado Springs

Advocacy | Dec 02, 2014

A Colorado city that once touched off an “exodus” of general aviation aircraft from its airport by taxing aircraft, parts, and related equipment has reversed course.

Pennsylvania working to grow its aviation economy

Advocacy | Nov 19, 2014

Pennsylvania is showing its aviation community that there is no need to fly out of state for aircraft maintenance or repairs.

FAA says fuel taxes must fund aviation

Advocacy | Nov 06, 2014

The FAA has clarified its rule regarding the use of state and local fuel tax revenues, saying that the money must be used for aviation purposes.

Advocacy a key theme at Massachusetts airports conference

Advocacy | Oct 29, 2014

Getting the job done on the local and national levels requires long-term planning, a hands-on approach, and keeping the effort moving, said Sean Collins, AOPA’s Eastern regional manager.

Indiana aviation industry looks to future

Advocacy | Oct 22, 2014

Greg Pecoraro, AOPA vice president of airports and state advocacy, brought Indiana aviation community members up to date on the association’s initiatives.

Briefing: Savings in the states

Pilot Magazine | Sep 05, 2014

Over the past two years, AOPA has been able to actively save members who own their own aircraft an average of $179.22 per year.

House passes bill to make tax break permanent

Advocacy | Jul 15, 2014

The House has passed a bill to renew and make permanent a tax break affecting some business purchases of aircraft.

‘Sunset’ provision stripped from Missouri tax exemption

Advocacy | Jul 10, 2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation that will keep the state’s sales tax exemption on aircraft parts and materials in effect.

Wisconsin members asked to take online tax survey

Advocacy | Jul 08, 2014

AOPA members in Wisconsin are asked to take a survey showing the benefits of a new maintenance tax exemption.

Missouri considers transportation tax

Advocacy | Jul 02, 2014

Missouri voters will consider on Aug. 5 a Constitutional Amendment that would upgrade transportation infrastructure with a temporary tax increase.

Economic impact report touts Wyoming airports

Advocacy | Jun 05, 2014

Wyoming’s airports make “a notable contribution” to the state’s economy, enhancing residents’ quality of life, according to an economic impact report.

Time running out to pass NY aircraft sales, use tax exemption

Advocacy | Jun 03, 2014

AOPA is asking members in New York to ask their state legislators to support a bill to lower the cost of flying in the state.

Homebuilders win tax exemption in Kansas

Advocacy | May 22, 2014

Kansas has passed AOPA-backed legislation to exempt amateur-built aircraft from property and ad valorem taxes.

Michigan bill to boost aviation funding progresses

Advocacy | May 19, 2014

AOPA members in Michigan could see lower aviation fuel costs after the state Senate passes a bill that amends how the state collects taxes.

NY governor declares May 'Aviation Appreciation Month'

Advocacy | May 07, 2014

A declaration from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo comes just as the legislature considers legislation that would cut the cost of aircraft ownership in the state.

Webinar touts importance of New York jobs bill

Advocacy | Apr 29, 2014

AOPA and the New York Aviation Management Association are hosting a webinar on the Aviation Jobs Act that could boost GA in the state and increase economic activity.

Pilot Counsel: It was 1965...

Pilot Magazine | Apr 04, 2014

My editors, otherwise great people, twisted my arm to write something about my long and happy relationship with AOPA Pilot magazine as being appropriate to this seventy-fifth anniversary of AOPA.

Aviation tax exemption becomes law in Wisconsin

Advocacy | Apr 03, 2014

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed an AOPA-backed aviation sales tax exemption into law that will save pilots and aircraft owners millions of dollars and keep business in the state.

Wisconsin passes money-saving legislation

Advocacy | Mar 20, 2014

Wisconsin lawmakers have passed AOPA-supported legislation to create a sales tax exemption for parts and labor used in aircraft maintenance.

Wisconsin State Assembly Passes Aviation Tax Breaks

News release | Mar 20, 2014

The Wisconsin Assembly today passed AOPA-supported legislation that will save aircraft owners and operators millions of dollars on maintenance and repairs while keeping vital aviation jobs in the state.