NBAA Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference

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General Information

Who Should Attend

This conference attracts a wide variety of professionals, including flight department personnel, charter operators, schedulers, dispatchers and other aviation professionals, as well as business managers, chief financial officers, accountants, tax specialists, lawyers and anyone who has an interest in aviation tax, operational and regulatory issues. Both Members and non-Members of NBAA are invited and encouraged to attend.

Learning Objectives

Attendees of this NBAA Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference will learn how to:

  • Successfully navigate the often conflicting rules from agencies such as FAA, IRS and SEC.
  • Understand how various aircraft ownership and operating structures affect tax planning.
  • Track non-business use of an aircraft and understand IRS fringe benefit rules.
  • Calculate any potential entertainment use disallowance resulting from non-business use of an aircraft.
  • Calculate, collect and remit Federal Excise Tax (FET) for domestic and international charter flights.
  • Analyze important loss deduction issues such as hobby loss, passive activity and at-risk rules.
  • Understand the latest issues concerning FET applicability to aircraft management company arrangements.
  • Correctly report non-business use of an aircraft for SEC purposes.
  • Understand the requirements and methods of tax depreciation.
  • Utilize limited options for cost reimbursement allowed under Part 91 of the Federal Aviation Regulations.
  • Evaluate key employment issues when using independent contractors in business aviation.
  • Minimize state tax exposure and utilize the NBAA State Aviation Tax Report.
  • Plan for flights to the European Union by evaluating Value Added Tax and EU ETS implications.
  • Understand the current aircraft financing climate and review differences between loans and leases.
  • Identify changes from a tax, regulatory and risk management perspective to ensure compliance throughout the year.

CPE Credit

Attending this NBAA Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference provides a maximum of 14 hours of recommended continuing education (CPE) credits. In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour.

CPE CreditNBAA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site:

Course Level: Introductory
Prerequisite: None
Preparation: None required.
Delivery Method: Group-Live
Level of Knowledge: Overview
Maximum CPE Credit: 14.0

Fields of Study:
Taxes (8.0 hours maximum CPE recommended)
Business Law (6.0 hours maximum CPE recommended)

CPE Complaint Resolution Policy: For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, contact NBAA's Operations Service Group at (202) 783-9250 or

CLE Credit

NBAA has not submitted this course for CLE approval to any state CLE provider. Upon written request, the NBAA will provide individual attorneys with an attendance confirmation letter to support their application for CLE credit in their respective states. Based on a 50-minute hour, the NBAA Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference may be eligible for a maximum of 14 CLE credits for the full course.

CAM Credit

Candidates for the NBAA Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) credential may earn one point toward their CAM application or CAM renewal by attending this NBAA Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference. Learn more at


Please email your cancellation and/or substitution request to or send via fax to (202) 478-0036. A $30 processing fee will be processed for Convention cancellations and 10% for PDP Courses, received in writing on or prior to 10/26/2012. There will be NO REFUNDS AFTER 10/26/2012.

For general information, contact NBAA's Registration Department at (202) 478-7770.

Save the Dates – Upcoming in 2013

NBAA's Tax Committee is planning several Tax and Regulatory Conferences in 2013. Please check for agendas and registration information, which will be available within the months preceding the educational program.

Aircraft Registration Conference
February 7-8, 2013
Bonita Springs, FL

Business Aviation Taxes Seminar
May 3, 2013
Washington, DC

Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference
October 20-21, 2013
Las Vegas, NV

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