As fate would have it, my overseas move is on hold for now. So, looks like you guys are stuck with me.
Now I need some advise.
I need to turn in my selections. I am thinking of ordering “A” option with leather seats and altitude hold. Any ideas?
Also, how shoud I register this airplane. I have never owned an airplane before and I am wondering for tax planning and liability purposes:
a. Should I form a company to own the plane?
b. What state should I form the company in.
c. Does Cirrus charge a sales tax? Based on what rate?
d. What states don’t have a sales/use tax for airplanes?
Thanks for your help and again I am hapy I did not have to depart with this great group.
The “A” option is still a very good value specially if you get leather seats and altitude hold. Leather seats will impress your passengers. It will leave a lasting impression among non pilots.
There’s little value in forming a company when you register your SR20. If you do form a company you will need to file income tax, make declarations to the IRS etc.
When you do register your SR20 you would need to pay a use tax to the state govt. The State Board of Equalization will and asses your airplane’s value and you would need to pay that amount. However, when you pay your registration every year, you get to deduct the registration amount from you personal income tax.
On the other hand, if you form a company, you would need to prove to the IRS that you made an effort to make income on your airplane for example, a leaseback, (they will need to produce a leaseback agreement for them to review). In addition, there are minimum amounts as to how much you can deduct from your income tax.
PS. The “Delaware” option is B.S.