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Aircraft Registration FAQs

  1. Aircraft not airworthy

    If the aircraft is not airworthy, do I still have to register and pay the 2% Aircraft Sales and Use Tax?

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  2. Aircraft Registration Documentation

    What do I need to send with the aircraft registration application?

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  3. Aircraft Sales & Use Tax

    What is Aircraft Sales and Use Tax?

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  4. Aircraft Tax assistance

    Where can I go for assistance?

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  5. Aircraft Tax Responsibility

    Who is responsible for paying the tax?

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  6. Aircraft Use Tax rate

    What is the Aircraft Sales and Use Tax rate?

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  7. Average retail price

    How did you obtain the average retail price?

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  8. Checks for fees

    To whom do I make the checks payable?

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  9. Credit card or online payment

    Can I pay by credit card or online?

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  10. Documentation for paid aircraft taxes

    Aircraft Sales and Use Tax was already paid on the aircraft. What kind of documentation can I use to show this?

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  11. Documentation for tax returns

    What do I need to send with the tax return?

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  12. Exemption for aircraft taxes

    Are there any exemptions from paying the 2% Aircraft Sales and Use Tax?

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  13. Mailing applications

    Where do I mail these forms?

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  14. Personal property taxes

    I pay personal property tax every year. Isn’t my Aircraft Sales and Use Tax included in these fees?

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  15. Private purchase tax exemption

    If an airplane is purchased from a private individual, isn’t it exempt from the 2% Aircraft Sales and Use Tax?

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  16. Reselling or leasing aircraft

    What if I bought the aircraft intending to resell or lease it?

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  17. Retail price is less than sale price

    If the Average Retail Price is less than the actual sales price, can I choose to have the 2% Aircraft Sales and Use Tax based on the average instead of the sales price?

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  18. Tax for inoperable and aircraft kits

    Does the 2% Aircraft Sales and Use Tax apply to sale price of aircraft kits and inoperable aircraft?

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  19. Tax Penalties and Interest

    Under what circumstances do penalties and interest apply?

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  20. Taxes and destroyed aircraft

    If an aircraft owner did not register the aircraft or pay the 2% Aircraft Sales Tax and it is now destroyed, is the owner still liable for tax payment?

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  21. Taxes on ownership transfer

    If an individual owns several aircraft and registers them in his/her individual name and later desires to form a corporation and transfer ownership of the aircraft to the corporation, is he/she required to pay the 2% Aircraft Sales and Use Tax before being allowed to register the aircraft in the name of the corporation?

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  22. Taxes on restored aircraft

    How and when are taxes paid on restored aircraft?

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  23. Taxes on Sold Aircraft

    What if the aircraft in question has been sold?

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  24. VA Aircraft Registration

    What are the registration requirements for an aircraft in Virginia?

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  25. Where are tax forms

    Where do I get the forms to pay the tax and register my aircraft?

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