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NATA is proud to present a special tax seminar specifically for Part 135 air charter operators. This Tax Seminar for Air Charter Operators is designed to provide answers to some of the most common tax-related issues faced by the charter industry.


 
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NATA is proud to present a special tax seminar specifically for Part 135 air charter operators. These businesses face a dizzying array of federal and state tax laws on a daily basis-but now there's help! This Tax Seminar for Air Charter Operators is designed to provide answers to some of the most common tax-related issues faced by the charter industry.

NATA's Tax Seminar for Air Charter Operators is offered only once in 2008, so reserve your space today.
Seminar Schedule
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.    Registration & Continental Breakfast 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Seminar Presentations 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch (included with your registration) 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.    Seminar Presentations

Agenda Topics
Management/Charter Companies and Federal Aviation Regulations
What agreements should you have with the aircraft owners? What are the limits for a pure Part 91 management company? How do you structure the management agreement for Part 91 and 135 operations?

Implications of Charter Brokering
How do recent DOT actions impact brokering of charter flights? How can charter operators be sure they are dealing with reputable brokers?  What are the FAA and IRS implications of charter brokering?

Federal Excise Taxes (FET)
When do the FAA & IRS agree and when do they not? What are the non-commercial and commercial FET and how are they applied? How does the FET apply to real-life situations?  How are operators of jet aircraft impacted by changes to the jet fuel tax rates?  What can you expect during an audit and how do you prepare? What are your rights as a taxpayer?

International User Fees and Taxes
What fees must I collect and remit to the IRS for international flights?  What are APHIS, Customs and Immigration user fees? How are these fees applied? Who is responsible for collecting and remitting these fees, and to whom?

Overview of IRS Forms and Publications
What forms and publications can help make your life easier? An overview of available resources will be discussed.

Impact of FAA Reauthorization on Taxes & Fees
The debate over future funding mechanisms for the FAA is on-going.  One thing is likely - there will be at least some changes to the existing excise tax structure.  What are these changes and how can you best implement them?

Speakers
The 2008 Tax Seminar for Air Charter Operators, features some of the most respected and experienced lawyers and consultants in the air charter industry.

Lori Edwards
Associate, Jackson, Wade and Blanck, LLC
Lori is an aviation attorney, author, Private Pilot, and Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic and practices solely in aviation law. She currently works on aircraft acquisitions, operating structures, aircraft tax issues, FAA and DOT regulatory compliance, and FAA enforcement cases.

Ms. Edwards advises clients throughout the country and internationally on all aspects of aviation law, including FAA, DOT, and IRS considerations in the acquisition, operation, and sale of aircraft. Ms. Edwards is also a co-author with Kent Jackson of several editions of Federal Aviation Regulations Explained.

Eileen Gleimer
Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP
Eileen specializes in aviation law with emphasis in business aviation. She represents and advises large and small businesses as well as individuals owning, operating and managing corporate aircraft and fractional interests in commercial transactions involving, among other things, the purchase, sale, lease and financing of business and commercial aircraft and the regulatory issues relating to the operation of the aircraft.

Eileen is a member of the NBAA Tax Committee, NBAA Security Council, NATA Air Charter Committee and the Board of Advisors of the Journal of Air Law & Commerce. She has been recognized by The Best Lawyers In America 2008 in the area of equipment finance law.

Nel Stubbs
Owner, Conklin & deDecker
Nel has over 15 years experience with aviation taxes and is an owner with Conklin & deDecker. Her duties include cost analysis of various aircraft operations and consulting on minimization of taxes. She is also responsible for development of the State Aviation Tax database and instrumental in developing and supporting seminar services.

Nel is active in consulting with the IRS, FAA, numerous companies and attorneys on aviation tax issues. Nel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and a Master's in Aeronautical Science.


Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

None

Certificates offered

Seminar Manual, Refueling and Quality Control Procedures Guide, Certificate of Completion, 14 CFR 139.321 Fire Safety Certificate, Lunch, Drinks and Prizes


Cancellation Policy
Registration fee is non-refundable, however, substitutions are permitted at anytime. If for any reason you are unable to attend and there is no one who can take your place, you must contact NATA to arrange for a credit. This credit is valid towards any future NATA seminar.
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