Tag: value added tax (vat)

BizAv Trip Planning: EBACE 2016 in Geneva – Part 2: Permits & Slots

BizAv Trip Planning: EBACE 2016 in Geneva – Part 2: Permits & Slots

Charter operators need to consider permit lead times as this may complicate short notice trips to Geneva (LSGG)—especially during the busy EBACE2016 period (May 24-26).Having required documentation and information ready will help accelerate the permit acquisition process. Also, be aware of the airport slot process and availability during this event…

May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments More
2016 Cannes Film Festival & Monaco Grand Prix – Part 2: Slots, PPRs and Local Area

2016 Cannes Film Festival & Monaco Grand Prix – Part 2: Slots, PPRs and Local Area

Airport slots and prior permission requirement (PPR) mandates need to be addressed early in the flight planning process for business aircraft operations to either Nice (LFMN) or Cannes (LFMD) during the 2016 Cannes Film Festival & Monaco Grand Prix period (May)…

April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Jet A-1 Fuel Uplifts in Europe – Part 2: Claiming Exemptions for Minimizing Costs, Taxes and Duties

Jet A-1 Fuel Uplifts in Europe – Part 2: Claiming Exemptions for Minimizing Costs, Taxes and Duties

There are options available for exempting Value Added Tax (VAT) and Mineral Oil Tax (MOT) on fuel uplifts in Europe. Applicable rules and requirements vary depending upon the country, airport and nature of your flight…

December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Jet A-1 Fuel Uplifts in Europe – Part 1: Basic Considerations for Minimizing Costs, Taxes and Duties

Jet A-1 Fuel Uplifts in Europe – Part 1: Basic Considerations for Minimizing Costs, Taxes and Duties

Pre-planning fuel uplifts in Europe can significantly impact overall operating costs by minimizing impact of fuel taxes and duties. Depending upon where you uplift and your type of flight, fuel costs at some locations may be three times what they’d be at other locations…

November 30, 2015 | 0 Comments More
UK Value Added Tax (VAT): Ground Handling Charge Exemptions

UK Value Added Tax (VAT): Ground Handling Charge Exemptions

When business operators fly to the UK, there are opportunities to exempt Value-Added Tax (VAT) charges upfront. This can represent considerable operational savings. We find, however, that there’s often a lack of awareness of potential tax saving among operators who do not travel […]

October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Which GA Airport to Pick for Frankfurt: Part 1 – Landing Options

Which GA Airport to Pick for Frankfurt: Part 1 – Landing Options

For business aircraft operators, operating to Frankfurt is seldom an issue in terms of aircraft parking and service availability. There are, however, considerations in terms of airport slots, Prior Permissions Required (PPRs), and documentation. Work with your 3rd-party provider and ground handler to take advantage of your options when planning a trip to the Frankfurt area […]

April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments More
2015 Cannes Int’l Film Festival & Monaco Grand Prix – Part 3: Local Area Considerations for GA

2015 Cannes Int’l Film Festival & Monaco Grand Prix – Part 3: Local Area Considerations for GA

Next to airport slot and parking issues, securing short-notice hotel accommodations will be one of the larger issues during the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix period. It’s important to try to avoid schedule revisions as rescheduling can have a negative cascading effect […]

April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments More
VAT Compliance Program for Europe: Part 2 – VAT Compliance Programs

VAT Compliance Program for Europe: Part 2 – VAT Compliance Programs

Various Value-Added Tax (VAT) compliance programs are available to general aviation operators. The benefit of these programs is to help manage VAT obligations and minimize VAT payments at the pump. Be aware, however, that not all VAT compliance programs are the […]

December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More
VAT Compliance Programs for Europe: Part 1 – VAT Considerations

VAT Compliance Programs for Europe: Part 1 – VAT Considerations

Value-Added Tax (VAT) in Europe can significantly impact your operational costs while in the region. While many business aircraft operators reclaim VAT after the fact, this can be an expensive and lengthy rebate process. The best approach, when possible, is to exempt (or zero-rate) VAT at time of Jet A-1 fuel uplift […]

December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments More
How-To: Requesting Jet Fuel Quotes – Part 2: Taxes, Documentation, and Tips

How-To: Requesting Jet Fuel Quotes – Part 2: Taxes, Documentation, and Tips

Business aircraft operators should always ensure they’re comparing apples with apples when reviewing competing jet fuel quotes. In some parts of the world, particularly Europe, fuel taxes can double or triple the base price of fuel. Depending on your type of […]

June 17, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Top Operational FAQs from the NBAA IOC 2014 Conference

Top Operational FAQs from the NBAA IOC 2014 Conference

It’s been a few weeks since the NBAA 2014 International Operators Conference (IOC) took place in Tampa, Florida. During this event we spoke to many business aircraft operators who shared their questions regarding specific topics relevant to their operations. Below you will find a compilation of articles that cover some of the most popular topics […]

April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Top Operational FAQs from NBAA 2013 Conference

Top Operational FAQs from NBAA 2013 Conference

It’s been approximately a month since the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 2013 conference wrapped up in Las Vegas. At the show, we spoke to many business aircraft operators and found that many had common questions regarding various operational topics. Below is a compilation of articles on some of the most frequently discussed topics from […]

December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Benefits of EU VAT Exemption Programs for Jet A-1 Uplifts

Benefits of EU VAT Exemption Programs for Jet A-1 Uplifts

With Value Added Tax (VAT) rates as high as 27% in the European Union (EU),there’s a significant benefit for business aircraft operators taking steps to exempt taxes at the pump on Jet A-1 fuel uplifts throughout Europe. While various VAT exemption programs exist, they’re all different in terms of countries covered and enrollment procedures. Due […]

December 3, 2013 | 0 Comments More
VAT exemptions on Jet A-1 fuel in Europe

VAT exemptions on Jet A-1 fuel in Europe

Value-Added Tax (VAT) exemptions on Jet A-1 fuel uplifts within Europe are possible for both charter (non-scheduled commercial) and private non-revenue business flights not operating for "leisure" purposes. Keep in mind that regulations and exemption rules vary country-to-country (especially for business [non-commercial] flights) and that there are a wide range of regulatory nuances to consider. […]

November 12, 2013 | 1 Comment More
VAT Exemption Programs for Aviation Fuel Purchases

VAT Exemption Programs for Aviation Fuel Purchases

In today’s economy, business aviation operators are looking to reduce operating costs whenever and wherever possible. The ability to exempt Value Added Tax (VAT) on aviation fuel purchases will save you an average of 19-20% on fuel uplifts in Europe, and this translates into dramatic operating cost savings over time. Operators must, however, do their […]

March 6, 2013 | 1 Comment More
How to Select a VAT Recovery Program: Tips for Business Aviation Operators

How to Select a VAT Recovery Program: Tips for Business Aviation Operators

This aviation blog post is part of a series on tax issues impacting business jet operators. Valued Added Tax (VAT) can add 15-25% to all aircraft- and business-related expenses while in the European Union (EU). The good news is that these taxes, in many cases, can be exempted at the pump or reclaimed after the […]

May 2, 2012 | 2 Comments More
Jet Fuel Taxes, Aviation Fuel Taxes

Aviation Fueling in the Far East: Understanding Fuel Taxes

This aviation blog post is the second part in a series on aviation fueling in the Far East and continues from our last post “Aviation Fueling in the Far East: 4 Things Business Aviation Operators Should Know“. Aviation fuel tax rates in the Far East are generally not as high as they are in other […]

March 27, 2012 | 1 Comment More
Minimizing Jet Fuel Costs: 5 Tips for EU VAT and MOT Exemptions

Minimizing Jet Fuel Costs: 5 Tips for EU VAT and MOT Exemptions

This aviation blog post is part of a series on aircraft fueling for business aviation and continues from our last post: 5 Best Practices When Making Aircraft Fueling Arrangements. Jet fuel taxes vary by location and can more than double the base fuel price on international trips. There’s a lot to consider in terms of […]

January 26, 2012 | 13 Comments More