Pennsylvania House Approves Axing Tax on Aircraft Maintenance, Parts
May 24, 2012 - The Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted 179-19 this week in favor of PA House Bill 1100, which eliminates the 6 percent use tax on all aircraft parts, including maintenance and installation, on all aircraft. The state senate is expected to take up the measure in early June.
The effort involved several segments of the GA community, including EAA, AOPA, NBAA, and NATA. EAA issued two EAA Government Relations Notices asking state members for their support. Special thanks to Ben Armen, EAA 857265, and Robert Rockmaker, EAA 1024323, executive director of the aviation council of Pennsylvania, who were key players in the advocacy effort.
If passed by the state's Senate and signed by the governor, the bill will create an environment within Pennsylvania that will foster job growth and make aviation more affordable for all aircraft owners living and flying through Pennsylvania.