- Under a standard operating lease, the lessor will be owner of the airplane. However, the rent payments likely will be reduced to offset the tax advantages retained by the lessor. The longer the lease commitment, the more likely that payments will be low because the lessor bears less risk regarding the residual value of the asset.
- You can deduct the full rental payment as an expense because it is a true lease, unlike what you could do with a straight purchase or capital finance lease.
- The transaction does not show up as a debt on the balance sheet, though lease obligations may have to be reflected in footnotes.
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