Paul Workman drafted legislation to give a tax break to private plane owners like himself.

The self-dealing in Austin is out of control. Our state representative, Paul Workman, loves to talk about cutting taxes – especially when it helps him! Workman owns a private plane, and filed legislation which would exempt owners like him from taxes.

House Bill 1682 exempted owners and operators of luxury aircraft from paying state sales and excise taxes when they repaired, remodeled or provided maintenance on a plane. Under current law, flight schools and instructors, and planes used for agricultural purposes are exempted from sales and excise taxes.  Workman wanted to extend this tax exemption, to “anyone,” meaning anyone wealthy enough to afford their own private plane.