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Carl Marbach
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#1 Posted: 5/23/2011 18:59:13

My state wants its sales tax on my recently completed RV-7. On what do I pay the tax? Does anyone have experience with this?




Eric Witherspoon
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#2 Posted: 5/23/2011 19:59:43

What state?  And what have you been contacted with?  A form?  A letter? 



Carl Marbach
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#3 Posted: 5/23/2011 22:14:24

Florida. I got a "Dear Aircraft Owner" letter saying I purchased or brought an aircraft into the state and owed sales tax.



Andy Gamache
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#4 Posted: 5/24/2011 08:30:24

Call them. They're actually quite reasonable when you talk to them.


For the most part, sending a receipt of your kit, along with a check for amount due (roughly 6% depending on where in Florida you live and have the aircraft registered) will do the trick. I got the same letter for my Tango. I sent copies of my checks along with the contract that showed sales tax, and they were satisfied with that.



Jerry Loeffelbein
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#5 Posted: 5/26/2011 21:47:33

I followed the advice of someone on the Sonex discussion board, and paid sales tax on the "complete" kit I got from Sonex the moment I got the printed receipt. If you wait until you complete your project, they'll want to see a receipt for every build-related purchase you made. 

Jerry 

Sonex Kit #1320

AeroVee

Dual Stick

Conventional gear

Cashmere, Washington State. 



Todd Stovall
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#6 Posted: 5/27/2011 10:56:12
Jerry Loeffelbein wrote:

 

I followed the advice of someone on the Sonex discussion board, and paid sales tax on the "complete" kit I got from Sonex the moment I got the printed receipt. If you wait until you complete your project, they'll want to see a receipt for every build-related purchase you made. 

Jerry 

Sonex Kit #1320

AeroVee

Dual Stick

Conventional gear

Cashmere, Washington State. 

 

That may be true in WA, but no where is it universally enforced.  At best I'd say that's a State by State thing and how knowledgeable the builder's tax office is on E-AB aircraft.



RV-10 N728TT (reserved), Emp/Tailcone & Wings done, working on the Fuse. Location: Dumfries, VA (suburb of DC), EAA Ch 186