West Star Aviation, Inc. has been granted an exemption from sales tax on aircraft parts installed during maintenance by the City of Grand Junction, Colo. The repeal will be effective Aug. 20.
West Star Aviation presented the appeal to the City Economic Council this past month to challenge the pre-existing city tax legislation forcing it to charge city sales tax on parts installed on aircraft during maintenance procedures. West Star argued for the ability to provide the same tax free services for its customers as states such as Idaho and Nebraska. After the City Economic Council’s agreement with West Star, the decision then went before the entire City Council. It was there that the vote was passed unanimously to repeal the city sales tax on parts being installed to aircraft during maintenance events for a three-year term. The repeal includes all items installed permanently in or on aircraft. The state of Colorado already has an exemption from sales tax for aircraft parts, West Star officials note.
West Star Aviation, Inc. specializes in airframe repair and maintenance, engine repair and maintenance, major modifications, avionics installation and repair, interior refurbishment, paint, parts, surplus avionics sales, and accessory services. With facilities in East Alton, Ill.; Grand Junction, Colo.; Columbia, S.C.; Aspen, Colo., and Dallas, the company also provides FBO services at its newly remodeled East Alton and Grand Junction facilities. For more information: WestStarAviation.com or 800-922-2421.