Aviation taxes extended


Lawmakers tucked into the last-minute spending agreement a reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration and an extension of aviation taxes. The taxes and FAA funding were both scheduled to expire on Sept. 30. The following taxes have now been extended through the end of the calendar year:

  • Three-cents-per-gallon excise tax on noncommercial aviation gasoline
  • Eight-cents-per-gallon excise tax on noncommercial aviation kerosene
  • 5% tax on the base ticket price
  • $4.80-per-person domestic segment tax for a single takeoff and landing (indexed for inflation)
  • $21.10-per-person international travel facilities tax for flights that begin or end in the U.S. ($10.60 for a flight that begins or ends in Alaska or Hawaii, indexed for inflation)
  • 25% tax on the amount paid for transporting property by air


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