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TAX ALERT –WASHINGTON STATE PUBLIC UTILITY PROPERTY TAX

Charter Operators,  A number of Part 135 charter operators have recently received their 2015 public utility property tax assessments from the Washington State Department of Revenue. In some cases these assessment are significantly higher than in prior years.  The reason for this increase is that the Washington Department of Revenue is now including Washington Part [...]

By | 2017-07-20T07:27:17+00:00 July 14th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

Changes to Washington State “Tax Avoidance Rules”

We have reviewed the May 2015 “Tax Avoidance Rules” (WAC 458-20-280 et seq.) adopted by the Washington Department of Revenue in response to the Washington State Legislature’s 2010 Tax Avoidance Legislation (RCW 82.32.655).   It is our belief that the Department of Revenue both:  a) went beyond the scope of the 2010 Legislation, and b) drafted [...]

By | 2017-08-17T07:53:46+00:00 June 5th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

The World’s Leading Business and Commercial Aviation Law Firm

Aero Law Group PC’s mission is to provide the highest quality transactional legal services to airlines and aircraft owners and operators – worldwide. There's not another law firm anywhere that has our combined experience with business and commercial aircraft transactions. Aero Law Group PC represents over 500 clients on six continents, including established and emerging commercial [...]

By | 2017-07-20T07:27:17+00:00 April 18th, 2014|Articles|0 Comments

Independent Contractor Pilots: Should You Jump On The Bandwagon?

Many aircraft operators hire their pilots as “independent contractors” instead of as employees. This may save on administrative costs, but is there a downside? In short: yes. Most pilots are not properly classified as independent contractors. Although treating pilots as independent contractors is common practice in the aviation industry, recent revenue shortages have triggered government [...]

By | 2017-07-20T07:27:17+00:00 February 6th, 2014|Articles|0 Comments

Warning: Use Caution With 50% Bonus Depreciation on Aircraft

Many aircraft manufacturers and brokers are now urging potential customers to sign contracts for or take delivery of newly manufactured aircraft before December 31, 2012, in order to take advantage of additional first-year tax depreciation—popularly known as “50% bonus depreciation.”  However, before jumping in and signing a letter of intent or purchase agreement, potential aircraft [...]

By | 2017-07-20T07:27:17+00:00 October 26th, 2012|Articles|Comments Off on Warning: Use Caution With 50% Bonus Depreciation on Aircraft

IRS Releases Final Regulations on Aircraft Used for Personal Entertainment

On August 1, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service published final regulations on disallowance of deductions for personal entertainment use of business aircraft by so-called “specified individuals.”  Click here to download a copy of the final regulations as published in the Federal Register.  The final regulations are effective for tax years beginning after August 2, 2012.  [...]

By | 2017-07-20T07:25:43+00:00 October 23rd, 2012|Articles|0 Comments

Emerging Growth

Aero Law Group attorneys’ experience in Aviation, Venture Equity and Debt Financings and Emerging Growth Company representation makes the Aero Law Group the logical choice among participants in the Internet B2B marketplace for aviation related goods and services.

By | 2017-07-20T07:24:17+00:00 April 30th, 2010|Articles|0 Comments

Corporate Aviation

The economic changes of the past decade have generated a corresponding need for safe, efficient and productive business air travel. Acting on this need, our clients, leading entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investment bankers, financial and research institutions and technology based private and public companies, have acquired ownership interests in a variety of corporate and executive aircraft [...]

By | 2017-07-20T07:24:17+00:00 April 30th, 2010|Articles|0 Comments

Commercial Aviation

Aviation deregulation has resulted in both growth and diversity in the commercial aviation industry. This includes those who are willing to make major financial investments in the industry’s future. Aero Law Group clients include both emerging and established commercial airlines and the nation’s largest investment bankers in their aircraft, airline and Internet travel related investments. [...]

By | 2017-07-20T07:24:17+00:00 April 30th, 2010|Articles|0 Comments