OUR MISSION IS TO MAINTAIN OUR LEADERSHIP IN SECURING SALES OR USE TAX EXEMPTIONS ON AIRCRAFT PURCHASED BY OUR CLIENTS. WE WILL WORK IN CLOSE PARTNERSHIP TO EXPAND AND IMPROVE EACH OF OUR CLIENT'S BUSINESS GOALS. WE CELEBRATE WITH OUR CLIENTS THE RESULTS OF OUR COMBINED EFFORTS TOWARDS MEETING THEIR BUSINESS PLANS, PROJECTED GROWTH AND FINANCIAL STRENGTH. WE COMMIT OURSELVES TO WORKING HARD, PROVIDING LEADING EDGE TAX REPRESENTATION ON A TIMELY AND EFFICIENT BASIS, WHILE MAINTAINING THE HIGHEST MORAL STANDARDS, BUSINESS INTEGRITY AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS. WE WILL CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN AND EXPAND UPON OUR 30-YEAR SUCCESSFUL RECORD OF MEETING AND ULTIMATELY EXCEEDING OUR CLIENT'S EXPECTATIONS IN SECURING TAX EXEMPTIONS OR USE TAX.


EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS FOR EVERY CLIENT

Since our founding year 1980, Associated Sales Tax Consultants, Inc. (ASTC) has represented more than 6,000 taxpayers before the California State Board of Equalization (Board). The result is that we have represented more than twice as many taxpayers before the Board as any other company in existence. We have represented small sole proprietorships to large multi-national corporations. The people we represent are high-profile sports figures, entertainment celebrities, corporate tax departments, individual owners and other aircraft enthusiasts.

Throughout our history, ASTC has forced the Board through litigation to change their policies of operating under a cloak of secrecy. The Board failed to respond to our public and private outcries for disclosure of their private letter rulings. Therefore, in the early 1990’s we took the Board to court and we prevailed in Superior Court. The Court ordered the Board of Equalization to allow ASTC and the public access to their library of documents and private letter rulings which the Board claimed were not subject to disclosure.

The Board appealed the Superior Court’s decision to the Appellate Court. The Appellate Court’s decision became a published case where the Court admonished the Board for keeping its working law secret from the public. The court case is State Board of Equalization et al, Petitioners v Associated Sales Tax Consultants, Inc., real party in interest (10 Cal App 4d 1177).

The Board then appealed the “secret law” judgment against them to the California Supreme Court. However, the Supreme Court refused to hear the Board’s appeal and admonished the Board for its surreptitious policies. The Supreme Court’s refusal made the Appellate Court’s decision the law of the land. However, only those who knew of the decision could utilize the Court’s findings.

As a result, in order to require the Board to be accountable and better inform the public, we needed to codify the Court’s judgment into law. This was accomplished in 1998 by enacting legislation through the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 1274 authored by Senator Rainey.

In addition, in 1989 Associated Sales Tax Consultants helped spearhead legislative action which today is known as the “California Taxpayer Bill of Rights.”

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In Our
Client's Words

“We have had our second experience as a result of two aircraft purchases using your 'Aircraft Exemption Program'. I am delighted to tell you that both have been rewarding. The guidance and assistance provided by you and your staff in all areas, including record keeping, were exemplary. I would not hesitate to recommend your organization to any prospective aircraft buyer.”

L.B., Financial Officer
Hall, Inc.

ASSOCIATED SALES TAX CONSULTANTS, INC. PROVIDES MANY BENEFITS FOR OUR CLIENTS:
•  YOU ARE REPRESENTED BY THE FOUNDING COMPANY OF THIS PROGRAM
•  YOUR CASE WILL BE MANAGED BY FORMER STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION TAX AUDITORS
•  YOU CAN RELY ON OUR EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE IN THE SALES AND USE TAX ARENA
•  YOU CAN LEGALLY AVOID PAYING CALIFORNIA SALES OR USE TAXES ... GUARANTEED
•  MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE IF WE FAIL TO SECURE YOUR AIRCRAFT TAX EXEMPTION 
•  YOU HAVE PEACE OF MIND KNOWING YOUR RIGHTS ARE BEING PROTECTED
•  YOU HAVE THE BACKING OF OUR 30-YEAR REPUTATION IN TAXPAYER ADVOCACY
•  YOU WILL NEVER HAVE TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE STATE BOARD