Cheyenne, WY asked in Tax Law for Wyoming

Q: I received a form ATD23-A from the Laramie CO. WY. assessor office regarding my personal airplane and personal property

tax. Am I required by law to file it out and return it? I've reported many times in the past that it is not used for business.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: Based on the information you provided, it seems you have received Form ATD23-A from the Laramie County Assessor's Office in Wyoming regarding personal property tax on your airplane. While I understand you have reported in the past that your airplane is not used for business purposes, it's important to clarify your legal obligations.

In general, personal property tax laws vary by state and county. Wyoming does have a personal property tax that includes aircraft, regardless of whether they are used for business or personal purposes. The assessor's office periodically sends out these forms to ensure they have accurate and up-to-date information about taxable property.

To determine your specific obligations, I recommend the following:

1. Review the form and instructions carefully to understand what information is being requested and why.

2. Contact the Laramie County Assessor's Office directly to discuss your situation, explain that the aircraft is not used for business, and ask about your filing requirements. They can provide the most accurate guidance based on your specific circumstances and local laws.

3. Consider consulting with a local tax professional or attorney familiar with Wyoming's personal property tax laws for personalized advice.

In many cases, even if you've reported the non-business use of your aircraft before, you may still be required to respond to official requests for information from the assessor's office. Failing to do so could result in penalties or default assessments.

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