A good CPA knows which items can be legally deducted and which items cannot. Bill Mish, CPA is an expert in the airline industry and the tax laws pertaining to airline flight crews, so you can rest easy knowing your taxes are done right by a licensed certified public accountant who is also an airline pilot.
Airline crew tax services include. . .
Flight Attendant Taxes
Flight Crew Tax Deductions
Some common airline flight crew deductions are:
Wings, Insignia, Epaulets, Nametags, Cap
Dry Cleaning of Uniforms
Cell phone use for company business
Internet use for company business
Flashlight & Batteries
Loss of License or Loss of Medical insurance
FAA Medical Exam
Calendars to keep track of trips/schedule
Company or Airport ID Replacement
Travel Alarm Clock
International Voltage Converter
Professional Aviation Publications
Self-Paid Training or Simulator
Passport, Passport Photos, Visas
Training Supplies (e.g. Flashcards, Binders)
Company Business Cards
Postage or Express Shipping of Company Documents
The list goes on. . .
Airline flight crew per diem computation can be confusing. Federal per diem rates
are regularly updated by the government for hundreds, if not thousands of cities
throughout the US and worldwide. Keeping track of all the updated rates is not
practical for most airline crew members.
AirlineCPA has developed a proprietary computer program that is continually updated
with the latest government per diem rates so that your deduction is done right and
maximized to your benefit.
All you have to do is get me a listing of the trips you flew.
Many of you will be able to output a full year crew time report directly from your
airline’s computer system. If not, I’ll email you a simple 1-page sheet where you
can fill in the trips you flew. It looks just like your line.
Just fill it in, send it back to me, and I will take it from there!