Conklin & de Decker and NATA to Hold Annual Tax Seminar in Van Nuys, California, August 5th – 6th

Conklin & de Decker Associates, Inc. and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) are pleased to announce that they are partnering again this year to offer the Commercial Operators Tax Seminar, entitled, “Back to Basics”. This year’s Tax Seminar will be held in Van Nuys, CA on August 5-6, 2014.

Unique from all other seminars and workshops, the Conklin & de Decker and NATA Tax Seminar is the only Tax Seminar that is designed for the commercial operator. Attendees will learn about current tax issues affecting aircraft charter and management companies, as well as important best practices from leading industry experts.

“This seminar covers important fundamentals that business aircraft management and charter operators need to understand as well as an update on current tax issues they are confronted on a daily basis,” comments Nel Stubbs, vice president and co-owner of Conklin & de Decker. “We provide answers to complex questions regarding Federal Excise Taxes, state taxes, international fees, personal use, as well as FAR and IRS regulations and audits, so attendees will walk away with clarity on all these issues.”

This seminar is a “must-attend” for all commercial aircraft operators and management companies, whether they serve as the Director of Operations, CFO or Controller. Owners and operators who have an aircraft on a 135 certificate or are considering doing so will find this seminar beneficial to the future of their operation. This year’s Back to Basics Seminar will cover the following subjects:

• Understanding Management Agreements

• Flight Department Company aka “Illegal Air Charter”

• Overview and Review of Federal Excise Tax(FET)

• FET and Brokering of Charter Flights

• IRS Audits of Charter Management and Management Companies

• Understanding International Fees

• Other Tax Issues

• Insurance

• State Tax Planning & State Tax Audits

The seminar’s price is $995; however, if an attendee registers before July 15, 2014, the Early Bird price is $895. For more information about this seminar contact Christine Preston at 928-443-8676 or, or visit the Conklin & de Decker website at the NATA website at