(1) Aircraft newly registered with the FAA are invoiced on a prorated basis for the remaining calendar year between registration date on invoice and December 31.
(2) Owners of aircraft which are statutorily exempt from registration fees must complete the department's fee exemption affidavit on the invoice and provide proof of exemption status showing the aircraft is:
(a) dismantled or nonflyable;
(b) destroyed or salvaged;
(c) owned and held by an aircraft dealer solely for the purpose of resale and not used for any flights other than sales demonstration, for which the owner provides a current, valid FAA dealer certificate;
(d) sold to a different owner, for which the previous owner provides a valid FAA Bill of Sale;
(e) an aircraft registered with the FAA with a Montana address, for which the owner provides out-of-state registration information and documentation of out-of-state registration fee payment showing the aircraft is registered and customarily kept in another state or country;
(f) operated by an airline company and regularly scheduled for the primary purpose of carrying persons or property for hire in interstate or international transportation; or
(g) owned and operated by the federal government, the State of Montana, or any political subdivision of the State of Montana.