NBAA Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference

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General Information

Who Should Attend

From flight department personnel looking to understand the core tax and regulatory issues to experienced business aviation advisors planning to build relationships and stay current on the latest issues, this is a must attend conference. Chief financial officers, in-house accountants and attorneys, and tax specialists are also encouraged to attend and learn about the key tax and regulatory issues for business aircraft owners and operators. Both Members and non-Members of NBAA are invited to attend.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Develop an aircraft ownership and operating structure that complies with the Federal Aviation Regulations and allows for flexibility to support business aircraft operations.
  • Understand how to analyze the federal income and federal excise tax implications of common aircraft ownership and operating structures.
  • Evaluate aircraft leasing and financing options from both the lender and borrower perspective.
  • Consider options for seeking reimbursement for certain Part 91 flights.
  • Implement state tax planning strategies that maximize available exemptions and take into account emerging tax policy issues.
  • Gain insights into key federal tax issues, from federal excise taxes to the leasing company trap.
  • Prepare for IRS audits by understanding procedural issues and maintaining necessary records.
  • Navigate the complex tax and recordkeeping challenges surrounding personal use of company provided aircraft.
  • Properly apply the fringe benefit and entertainment use rules to personal use flights.
  • Develop an objective analysis of managed vs. in-house flight operations that considers financial, tax and regulatory matters.
  • Prepare for the tax and regulatory implications of international business aircraft operations.
  • Calculate federal excise tax for commercial operations and be prepared for audits.
  • Bring together key tax and regulatory concepts when planning and executing an aircraft acquisition.

CPE Credit

Attending this NBAA Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference provides a maximum of 16.0 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 submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Course Level: Basic
Prerequisite: None
Preparation: None required
Delivery Method: Group-Live
Level of Knowledge: Overview
Maximum CPE Credit: 16.0 hours
Fields of Study: Taxes (9.0 hours maximum CPE recommended)
Business Law (7.0 hours maximum CPE recommended)

CPE Complaint Resolution Policy: For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact the National Business Aviation Association at (202) 783-9000.

CLE Credit

NBAA has not submitted this course for approval to any state CLE provider and will provides attorneys with an attendance confirmation letter to support their application for CLE credit in their respective states. Based on a 50-minute hour, the Conference may be eligible for a maximum of 16.0 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 renewal by attending this Conference.

Conference Sponsors


  Aircraft Logs   Husch Blackwell  

Stewart H. Lapayowker, P.A.


  GKG Law   Vedder Price  

Wolcott and Associates


  Aero Law Group   Barnes and Thornburg  



  Barbera and Watkins   Cutter-Aviation  


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