Angel Houck is a CPA in the state of Florida that specializes in business aviation tax and consulting. She has over 12 years experience working with aircraft owners and operators to maximize tax benefits and manage compliance. Prior to forming Houck & Christensen CPAs, Angel worked for a national firm as the leader of the aviation industry group. She worked with aviation related clients throughout the country on a wide variety of issues, including federal and state income tax, SIFL and entertainment cost disallowance, IRS record keeping requirements, acquisition and structure planning, state and local taxes (sales, use & property), IRS exam assistance, federal excise tax compliance, cash flow analysis, budgeting, and disposition planning.
Angel is an active member of the NBAA and serves on the NBAA Tax Committee. In this capacity, she works with a powerful network of aviation professionals to understand and interpret new and emerging legislation and has the opportunity to work with the NBAA and lawmakers as issues arise. Angel regularly presents at NBAA events and has contributed to several articles in the Business Aviation Insider.
Angel received her B.S and M.S from the University of Central Florida and has remained in the central Florida area since. She is a member of the AICPA, FICPA, the International Aviation Women’s Association and serves on the board of the non-profit organization Dance Out Bullying.
Julianne Christensen is a CPA that specializes in private aircraft taxation and accounting with a focus on maximizing federal, state and local tax benefits while reducing audit and regulatory risk for businesses seeking to use their aircraft for business as well as personal travel. As an advocate of the efficiency permitted from utilizing private aircraft to facilitate and grow business, Julianne has dedicated her career to helping the business aviation community navigate the rules and regulations in order to properly account for personal and business use in aircraft operations.
Julianne was introduced to aviation as the CFO of a Part 135 charter operation. After helping that operation divest of their owned fleet and branch out into aircraft management under both FAR Part 91 and Part 135, she expanded her practice and co-founded Houck & Christensen CPAs, LLC to help other companies navigate the accounting rules and regulations as they pertain to private aircraft operations.
In addition to her current career in aviation taxation and consulting, she started her career as a CPA in public practice with a focus on federal and state income tax for various industries including aviation, oil and gas, equipment operating & leasing, real estate and many others. Julianne is an experienced Certified Public Accountant with a demonstrated history of working in the accounting industry. She comes from a strong computer and operations background and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Wyoming.
In her spare time, she thoroughly enjoys spending time in the beautiful outdoors; rock climbing, skiing, and biking are some of her many personal interests. When time permits she also maintains AeroCPA, LLC a personal blog and media resource for aviation taxation.
Serving the general and business aviation community; Houck & Christensen work with aircraft owners and their advisers in order to maximize income tax benefits, maintain compliance, and reduce audit risk through co-sourcing services. The rules and regulations governing aircraft use and income tax deductibility are complicated. Our knowledgeable team will help to evaluate and implement the proper ownership and leasing structure in order to maximizing federal, state and local tax benefits.
Taxpayers that use an aircraft in their business operations are allowed deductions for business and compensatory use of the aircraft. The IRS guidance can be difficult to navigate, but if properly applied, the tax benefits can be substantial. Working closely with tax advisers and legal counsel, we can help maximize the tax benefits of your operations and substantiate the deductions for income tax reporting.