Important Call to Action to all Connecticut pilots and aircraft business owners: Contact your Legislatures today to prevent costly new sales and use tax bill!
Dean Saucier, Northeast Regional Representative of the National Business Aviation Association has issued the following message:
Representative Alberts (R) of the 50th District has introduced a Bill that could have serious adverse affects on aircraft based outside the state but which visit Connecticut for more than ten days in any one calendar year (See Bill text below). NBAA has contacted the Connecticut Aviation Caucus to vote against the Bill stating that if enacted, it would adversely affect employment (especially of repair stations), a potential decrease in CT’s economic activity and in some instances force companies to relocate out of state. Citing the same concerns, NBAA requested and requests that Connecticut NBAA members contact their legislators at http://www.cga.ct.gov, click on SENATE then click on FIND MY LEGISLATOR contacting them to inform them of the challenges to the state, companies and citizens this Bill will bring. To contact a Representative, click on HOUSE then FIND MY LEGISLATOR.
For more information contact Dean Saucier at 860-292-1994 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
When contacting your representatives, refer to the proposed bill below:
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Proposed Bill No. 5865
January Session, 2013
LCO No. 1793
Referred to Committee on FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING
Introduced by: REP. ALBERTS, 50th Dist.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
That chapter 219 of the general statutes be amended to provide that no sales and use taxes shall be imposed on personal aircraft unless such aircraft remains in the state for at least ten days per calendar year.
To clarify the imposition of sales and use taxes on personal aircraft hangered outside of the state.