Conklin & de Decker Associates, Inc. and the National Air Transportation Association (“NATA”) are pleased to announce  they  will again co-host this year’s Commercial Operators Tax Seminar (“Tax Seminar”) to be held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on August 23-24, 2011.  

Unique from other tax seminars and workshops, the Conklin & de Decker and NATA Tax Seminar is the only seminar designed for the commercial operator which focuses on the current and numerous tax issues affecting the aircraft charter and management industry.

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 which party are the taxes owed? This two-day Tax Seminar will answer these questions and give aircraft charter management companies the tools necessary to gain control of this area in their business.

This seminar is a must attend for anyone involved with aircraft charter, whether you are the aircraft owner, operator, certificate holder, management company, charter-broker, insurance broker, consultant or an attorney.

The Tax Seminar will be presented by Nel Stubbs, Vice President of Conklin & de Decker and Jacque Rosser, Director, Regulatory Affairs, NATA, along with other expert instructors. The Seminar Topics will include –

Ø    Federal Aviation Regulations and their Impact on Charter Management Agreements
Ø    Creating Effective Charter Management Agreements
Ø    Application of Federal Excise Taxes
Ø    IRS Audits & Enforcement
Ø    New Developments in the World of Charter Brokers
Ø    Fuel Fraud
Ø    FAA Reauthorization
Ø    Those Other International Fees
Ø    Impact on Costs When Owner Places Aircraft on Part 135
Ø    Issues Confronting  Aircraft Owners
Ø    State Tax Planning

“The Commercial Operators Tax Seminar covers the entire range of today’s tax and regulatory issues confronting business aircraft management companies and charter operators,” commented Nel Stubbs, Vice President and co-owner of Conklin & de Decker.  “We will provide answers to complex questions regarding Federal Excise Taxes (“FET”), state taxes, international fees, personal use, depreciation, as well as FAR and IRS regulations so attendees walk away with clarity on all these issues!”

Register on or before August 1, 2011 and pay the discounted price of $795 per person. If you register after this date you will pay the regular price of $995 per person.  For more information about this seminar contact Christine Preston at 602-404-1854 or, or visit the Conklin & de Decker web site at or the NATA website at