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All individuals or companies having aircraft in Churchill County must file an annual declaration. The declaration is normally filed each year during the month of July. If the declaration is received at any other time, it is due within 15 days of receipt. Aircraft owners bringing aircraft into Churchill County for the first time should contact the Assessor’s Office to obtain an Aircraft Appraisal Declaration. Please remember, it is the responsibility of the aircraft owner to inform the Assessor of any changes in ownership, location or mailing address.
The completed declaration provides the information needed to determine the taxable value of the aircraft. The year of purchase is needed so the aircraft value can be reduced by any applicable depreciation. The purchase price should be reported, without sales tax. The purchase price does include any additions or upgrades to the plane such as extra fuel tanks, special or additional avionics, etc. If the aircraft is registered and taxed outside of Churchill County, please check the applicable box and provide a copy of the current registration and tax receipt. Because aircraft are mobile, a declaration, the current registration and the tax receipt must be filed each year.
Though the declaration may be completed and returned to the Assessor in July, the personal property tax billing may be calculated and sent any time between the time it is received by the Assessor and the following April 30. The returned declaration will be processed by the appraisal staff and billed accordingly. The appraisal staff may request additional information in order to verify the information on the completed declaration. The tax billing becomes delinquent and subject to a penalty 30 days after the first billing date.
In Nevada, the taxable value of an aircraft is derived by applying a 20-year life depreciation factor to the owner's original acquisition cost. Assessed value is computed by multiplying the taxable value by 35%, rounded to the nearest $1.00. To calculate the tax on your aircraft, let's assume a tax rate of $3.50 per hundred dollars of assessed value used in the example below: Aircraft purchased one year ago at a cost of $10,000......................... $10,000 The taxable value after depreciation is 10,000 x .90= ........................ 9,000 The assessed value for the aircraft is 9,000 x .35 = ........................... $3,150 The tax on the aircraft would be 3,150 x .035 = ................................ $110.25
Declarations are normally mailed to all aircraft owners of record by July 1 of each year. If you do not receive a declaration, please call our office at (775) 423-6584, or visit us at 155 North Taylor Street, Suite 200, Fallon, NV 89406.
The instructions for completing the aircraft appraisal declaration are printed on the reverse side of the declaration. Most questions pertaining to the aircraft appraisal declaration can be answered by calling our office at (775) 423-6584. Our staff members are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the aircraft appraisal declaration, or schedule a convenient time to meet with you. Real and Personal Property Appraisers must be certified by the State of Nevada, and are required to maintain the certification through a program of continuing education.