Jed Bodger: Drone Activity and State Taxes!

Logo 600 x 600Welcome back, Drone Law Nation! Our guest today is attorney Jed Bodger, General Counsel and Tax Director with the Hamilton Company and consultant with the Bodger Law Practice. Jed’s legal interests span the worlds of both drone law AND state tax law! Why is that exciting? Because he’s just like me that way! SO: get ready for us to geek out on state taxation of drone operations!

Jed is involved in the drone industry as a thinker and a writer, exploring how the commercialization of drones will be touched by state and local taxation. Jed was introduced to the drone world while working as Board Counsel for the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems.

When Jed was involved, the state of Nevada was applying for designation as one of the FAA’s six “test sites” under the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. Jed helped with Nevada’s successful application, and has not stopped thinking about drones since.

Our talk focuses on taxation of drone technology. The touchstone of our conversation is an article Jed wrote for State Tax Notes, entitled “Ground Control to Major Tom: Drone Activity and Sales Tax Nexus.”

You can contact Jed directly at Until then, jump in for the latest on Jed’s cutting-edge research in how state tax law will impact the drone industry!

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2 thoughts on “Jed Bodger: Drone Activity and State Taxes!

  1. Drones4life says:

    What is the law if I buy a drone from a indigogo campaign and the drone doesn’t do what the company claims? Is there any legal action I can take against this Chinese company? I guess this is now entering international drone law…

    Great podcast btw!


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