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Getting ready for tax time If you used an aircraft for business purposes in 2007, you may have some questions at tax time as to which, if any, of your aircraft expenses are tax deductible. AOPA members often want to deduct aircraft maintenance costs, fuel, hangar or tiedown fees, landing fees, insurance, and depreciation.

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Getting ready for tax time

If you used an aircraft for business purposes in 2007, you may have some questions at tax time as to which, if any, of your aircraft expenses are tax deductible. AOPA members often want to deduct aircraft maintenance costs, fuel, hangar or tiedown fees, landing fees, insurance, and depreciation. Read up on the laws regarding taking tax deductions for aircraft expenses in AOPA’s online publication, Pilot’s Guide to Taxes: Income, Personal Property, Sales, and Use. Read about other pilots’ experiences in a section covering cases and rulings that will help in understanding how the laws are interpreted. The publication also discusses which forms may be appropriate for certain situations. AOPA recommends that you consult with a tax professional regarding your specific tax questions.

Access important tax information for pilots on AOPA Online.

Would you know what to do if you faced an FAA enforcement action?

It’s a scary thought, but the reality is that each year the FAA initiates thousands of enforcement actions. Everyday, pilots just like you face the possibility of a suspension or revocation of their certificates. Earning your certificate takes hard work and dedication. It is a well-earned accomplishment in which you can take great pride. Unfortunately in today’s general aviation climate, it can be taken away because of a momentary lapse of attention. Shouldn’t you do all you can to protect it?

AOPA has been providing members updates on the latest FAA rulings, temporary flight rules, notams, and any relevant information as soon as it becomes available. But as fast as we provide you with updates, something new occurs. That’s why the AOPA Legal Services Plan is so vital. By enrolling in the plan you’ll have a partner alongside you if you find yourself in a situation of having to defend yourself against an alleged violation of the FARs. Not only can the plan save you thousands of dollars in legal fees, but more importantly, it will enable you to respond most effectively to an FAA enforcement action, and minimize its effect upon your flying.

For as little as 56 cents a week for most pilots, the AOPA Legal Services Plan is an affordable way to help protect your certificate, and your reputation. In addition, the plan can also advise and assist you with FAA medical certification legal matters, aircraft accidents, customs enforcement actions and much more. See the plan description for details.

For more information on the AOPA Legal Services Plan, call 800-872-2672 or visit the Web site to enroll.

Your new membership card

The AOPA membership card is a symbol of being part of an exclusive general aviation organization representing more than 414,000 pilots and aviation enthusiasts.

Look for your membership card to arrive with your first renewal notice (a few months prior to your membership expiration date). Your membership card carries your name, membership number, and membership expiration date. The front of the card shows a likeness of this year’s sweepstakes airplane, a glass panel-equipped Piper Archer II; the back of the card carries important telephone numbers and contact information to help you get the most from your membership.

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