Depreciation

August 11, 2008 - 9:49am

As AIN launches this column, “SOP: Strategies, Options & Perspectives,” I find myself in the new capacity of NBAA president emeritus, self-employed entrepreneur based at Morristown Municipal Airport in New Jersey and commenter on the passing scene.

July 28, 2008 - 11:52am

A new federal tax-cut law contains an increase in the bonus depreciation percentage from 30 percent to 50 percent in the first-year allowance for the purchase of capital goods, including new aircraft. The rate will be available for any new aircraft–regardless of value if used under Part 91–acquired after May 5, 2003, and before Jan. 1, 2005. The aircraft must be placed in service before Jan. 1, 2006.

May 15, 2008 - 5:34am

Insight into the competitive performances of FlightSafety International and Executive Jet can be found in a candid and personal letter by Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett to shareholders in his company. In the midst of the financial data, he singles out the leaders of these two divisions, Al Ueltschi and Richard Santulli.

May 15, 2008 - 5:01am

Under a provision of President Bush’s economic stimulus package, purchasers of new aircraft can take a first-year depreciation deduction of 30 percent for the taxable year in which it is placed in service. H.R.3090, “The Job Creation and Worker Assistance Bill of 2002,” included a 30-percent bonus depreciation provision on the value of certain capital assets for 36 months.

February 27, 2008 - 5:44am

President Bush signed an economic stimulus plan on February 13 that extends bonus depreciation for new aircraft purchased and placed in service through next year. The legislation makes it possible for purchasers who plan to use their aircraft primarily for trade or business purposes, and thereby qualify for MACRS accelerated depreciation, to write off 50 percent of the purchase price during the first year of ownership.

February 14, 2008 - 10:57am

The $168 billion economic stimulus plan President Bush signed yesterday includes a provision that alters section 168(k) of the Internal Revenue Code to allow buyers of factory-new aircraft to take the bonus depreciation for aircraft that will be used more than 50 percent of the time for business purposes and are placed in service this year and, in many cases, next year. Minimum value of aircraft that fall into section 168(k) is $200,000.

February 14, 2008 - 10:57am

The $168 billion economic stimulus plan President Bush signed yesterday includes a provision that alters section 168(k) of the Internal Revenue Code to allow buyers of factory-new aircraft to take the bonus depreciation for aircraft that will be used more than 50 percent of the time for business purposes and are placed in service this year and, in many cases, next year. Minimum value of aircraft that fall into section 168(k) is $200,000.

January 18, 2008 - 5:44am

CharterAuction.com is claiming that “many [fractional] customers who were sold [shares] five years ago on the basis of a 90-percent aircraft resale value are receiving less than 60 percent.” This is, in many cases, in addition to a 5- to 10-percent remarketing fee charged by the fractional management company.

January 18, 2008 - 5:44am

CharterAuction.com is claiming that “many [fractional] customers who were sold [shares] five years ago on the basis of a 90-percent aircraft resale value are receiving less than 60 percent.” This is, in many cases, in addition to a 5- to 10-percent remarketing fee charged by the fractional management company.

December 14, 2007 - 7:17am

When President Bush last month signed a tax law that extends the “placed-in-service” deadline to the end of next year for new aircraft buyers to qualify for the 50-percent bonus-depreciation allowance, he also enacted a provision of the new law that isn’t such good news. NBAA noted that the new tax law sets more stringent limits on expenses a company can deduct when there is personal use of an employer-provided aircraft.

 
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