One of general aviation’s most friendly states has been looking decidedly less so for people who recently purchased aircraft. New owners are worried about getting hit with unexpected tax bills from Florida. With the Sun ’n Fun Fly-In in Lakeland, Fla., just around the corner, confused members have been contacting AOPA. The association on March 28 received written clarification from the state in response to a recent letter from AOPA President Phil Boyer to Florida Gov. Charlie Crist. Presumably, if a nonresident buys an airplane in Florida and moves the aircraft out of the state within 10 days, the owner would not be subject to use tax. Read more on AOPA Online.
April 4, 2008