If you use your aircraft for business you may be entitled to income tax deductions. The tax savings available depend on the nature of business use and the ownership structure. Each client is supported by a Legal Advisor, Tax Advisor and Paralegal. This team is responsible for service delivery under the engagement.
Advocate will assist in the development of the best available operational structure based on your specific facts, balancing numerous concerns, including: compliance with FAA noncommercial limitations; minimizing exposure to Federal Excise Taxes; providing operational flexibility; achieving the maximum federal tax deductions that your situation allows; controlling liability to the extent possible; and minimizing the impact of state sales/use taxes.
The Legal Advisor, supported by the Paralegal, forms entities, drafts purchase agreements, operating agreements, leases, management agreements and the like, and files them with the FAA when appropriate.
The tax advisor, working with the legal advisor, outlines recordkeeping requirements, reviews compliance, and prepares aircraft tax returns. This includes personal use computations, calculation of SIFL fringe benefit income and identifying potential expense disallowance associated with personal use.
Advocate’s custom built flight log portal simplifies client flight log/record keeping. The portal integrates into our proprietary software which converts your flight usage details into the financial outputs necessary to support proper tax reporting.
Finally, when/if you get examined by taxing authorities, Advocate will defend your deductions related to your aircraft through the administrative appeal level at no additional charge.