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Aircraft registration changes in 2014

 


What has changed regarding aircraft registration fees?

In 2013, the aircraft registration tax rate changed.

When does it take effect?

The new rate will take effect July 1, 2014.

Who do the new registration fees apply to?

The registration tax applies to all aircraft using airspace over Minnesota or Minnesota airports, except:

* Antique/classic aircraft, recreational aircraft, civil air patrol, government aircraft, hot air balloons, agricultural aircraft, air ambulance, and other aircraft defined under Minnesota Statutes. 360.55 & 360.653, and agricultural aircraft defined in Minnesota Statute 360.55, whose fees will not change.

* Aircraft owned by companies paying flight property tax will continue to be exempt.

* Other exemptions listed in Minnesota Statutes. 360.511 to 360.67.

Can I continue to pay online?

Yes, this change does not affect your ability to pay online. To make a payment, go to http://www.dot.state.mn.us/aero/aircraftregistration/index.html.

Will there be a negative impact to the State Airport Fund due to the reduction of aircraft registration income?

No, a shortfall will be averted by:

* A jet fuel tax increase from 5 cents to 15 cents per gallon for Non-Flight Property tax aviation users

* All sales tax collected from aircraft purchases will be deposited in the State Airport Fund.

Are there any other aviation benefits to this bill?

* Elimination of the sales tax on equipment, parts, installation charges for repair and maintenance of aircraft.

* Elimination of a projected deficit to the state airport fund, which will likely result in infrastructure improvements to the state airport system.

How can I determine my new aircraft registration tax?

Your aircraft’s list price will determine the registration tax and that can be located at:

https://dotapp7.dot.state.mn.us/aeroreg-public/lookupAircraft.jsp.

 

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