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Lawmakers extend aviation taxes through March 31

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Lawmakers extend aviation taxes through March 31President Donald Trump has signed into law a short-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization (H.R. 3823) that extends aviation fuel and ticket taxes through March 30, 2018.

The extensions cover the following taxes:
  • 19.3-cents-per-gallon excise tax rate on noncommercial aviation gasoline
  • 21.8-cents-per-gallon excise tax rate on noncommercial aviation kerosene
  • 7.5% tax on the base ticket price
  • $4.10-per-person domestic segment tax for a single takeoff and landing (indexed for inflation)
  • $18-per-person international travel facilities tax for flights that begin or end in the United States, $9 for a flight that begins or ends in Alaska or Hawaii (indexed for inflation)
  • 6.25% tax on the amount paid for transporting property by air
With the exception of aviation gasoline, the taxes had been set to expire on Sept. 30, 2017. Noncommercial aviation gasoline was set to revert to the 4.3-cents-per-gallon rate imposed on commercial airline fuel.

Contact
Dustin Stamper
Director, Washington National Tax Office
T +1 202 861 4144

Shamik Trivedi
Senior Manager, Washington National Tax Office
T +1 202 521 1511


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