CABA’s goal is to be a voice for the business and general aviation industry in Colorado. One of our top priorities as an organization is to be educated and involved in matters affecting our members, especially the business aviation community in Colorado who make up the majority of our organization.
Our goal is to be a collective voice on behalf of our members, speaking to local, regional and state officials. Working closely with the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), CABA has had a positive impact on a local level by communicating the value we bring our communities.
Aircraft Sales & Use Tax Exemption
Current Colorado law exempts from sales and use tax, all aircraft used in interstate commerce by a commercial airline, and parts permanently affixed to those aircraft. This exemption applies to state, Regional Transportation District/Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, county- and state-collected local taxes.
On-demand air carriers operated under 41 C.F.R. Part 135, generally fall outside of the definition of a commercial airline. Therefore, purchasers of aircraft utilized in on-demand air carrier operations cannot avail themselves of the sales and use tax exemption.
To remedy this. CABA plans to introduce a straightforward bill to amend the exemption to include on-demand air carriers. Over the past few months CABA has secured legislative sponsors Senator Jack Tate and Representative Tracy Kraft-Tarp, as well as the support of the President Pro-tem and Senate Majority Leader. We continue to meet with state representatives to gain further support for the bill.
Anticipated Benefits of Exemption
The following anticipated benefits will help grow Colorado’s aviation industry and benefit the entire state:
Past Legislative Actions
Requested Published RNP-AR for RNAV 12L Approach at BJC
· Letter and email sent to FAA with request
Involvement with FAA on the Proposed Changes under Denver Metroplex
Opposition to House Bill HB 4441