Conklin & de Decker Associates, Inc and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) will be partnering again this year on the Commercial Operators Tax Seminar in Scottsdale, AZ on August 7-8, 2012.  

The Conklin & de Decker and NATA Tax Seminar is the only tax seminar that is designed for the commercial operator and focuses on the current tax issues affecting aircraft charter and management companies.
Charter operators contend with a convoluted maze of Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), as well as federal, state and local tax issues. Adding to the confusion is the additional tax complexity of Part 135 charter flying versus Part 91 owner flying.  Who needs to pay tax on what charges and to whom are the taxes owed? How often are they paid and who collects? These are all questions for which simple answers are hard to find, so Conklin & de Decker and NATA put together this two-day seminar to cover it all.   
In addition, this seminar will look at the recent IRS Chief Counsel Advisory relating to the application of the commercial FET to owner flights and management fees, and the operational control regulation (A008) and its impact on operators and owners.   
“The Commercial Operators Tax Seminar covers the range of today’s tax and regulatory issues confronting business aircraft management companies and charter operators.” said Nel Stubbs, Vice President and co-owner Conklin & de Decker.  “We will provide answers to complex questions regarding Federal Excise Taxes, state taxes, international fees, personal use, as well as FAR and IRS regulations so attendees will walk away with clarity on these issues!”  

Expert instructors deliver the information and tools necessary to enable aircraft operators to determine where taxes and fees apply and how to best manage tax compliance and the impact on company cash flow.  
This seminar is geared for all commercial aircraft operators and management company personnel, whether they serve as the director of operations, CFO or controller. Owners and operators that have an aircraft on a 135 certificate or that are considering doing so will find this seminar beneficial to the future of their operation.
The seminar’s price is $995, however, if you register before July 7, 2012, the Early Bird price is $895. For more information about this seminar contact Christine Preston at 928-443-8676 or, or visit the Conklin & de Decker website at or the NATA website at