Legal Aspects of Aircraft Ownership – Part 2 – Sales and Use Taxes

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Today, I’m joined by Eric Carver, my fellow member in the law firm and an expert in tax law. Eric’s practice focuses on business entity planning; taxation; estate planning; family wealth transfers; business entity formations; corporate planning and taxation; limited liability company planning and taxation; tax controversies; mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; real estate acquisitions, charitable giving and charitable trusts; contested estate, trust and probate matters; probate litigation; and decedent estates and probate administration, among other areas.

He’s admitted to the bars of Florida, Illinois, Michigan, and New York, in addition to four US District Courts and four US Court of Appeals Circuits.

And, most importantly, he’s the guy I call when I’m doing airplane deals to make sure that I get the tax aspects right.

Today we’re going to talk about the tax aspects of aircraft purchase, ownership, leasing, and sale.


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