Warren Alston is the Co-Founder and President of Aviation Tax Group. Prior to forming Aviation Tax Group in 2010, he spent eight years as Vice President of a sales and use tax consulting firm, where his dedication to the clients and his desire to fight for their legal rights led to more than 750 exemptions from California sales and use tax and millions of dollars in savings. His expertise and leadership have been instrumental in the growth of the firm and its reputation. Alston holds a B.S. in accounting.
Q: Please tell us a bit about the company, including a brief history of Aviation Tax Group and an overview of your business today.
A: In 2010, my partner, Julia Chan, and I formed Aviation Tax Group to assist California aircraft owners to mitigate the sales and use tax on the purchase of aircraft. With a combined 20 years of experience, we have helped over 1,000 clients successfully obtain an exemption from California sales and use tax. Together, we work professionally with respect and diligence to earn the trust and loyalty of our clients.
We have found, over the years, that a large percentage of aircraft buyers do not realize they can exempt their aircraft purchases from California sales and use tax. Some find out they can exempt their purchase on their second or third aircraft purchase. Others try to do it on their own by researching and piecing information together from the internet, only to run into trouble or fail because of their misunderstanding of the laws and requirements. We are here to educate and assist aircraft owners on how to legally reduce their tax burdens. We provide detailed instructions and proven strategies in order to support a claim for sales and use tax exemption.
Q: How can our readers find out more about your company?
A: To find out more about our company, how we can help you, or to learn how we are different from all of our competitors, visit www.aviationtaxgroup.com, call 916-930-6141, or stop by our 2019 NBAA Booth #C8236.