AOPA is supporting Kentucky House Bill 335, which proposes to exempt personal aircraft from local property tax. To qualify for the exemption, the aircraft must not be used to transport people or property for compensation or hire. A similar bill that failed last year would have exempted aircraft from the state's sales and use tax in addition to local property tax. "It's our mission to keep flying affordable, and we are working to bring this property tax relief to our Kentucky members," said Greg Pecoraro, AOPA vice president of regional affairs. "We've contacted the House to formally express our support for the measure." AOPA members can help by contacting their state representative.
March 2, 2007