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Collected airline ticket tax may be given back
A refund could be coming for passengers who paid a federal airline tax for a tax that has since expired.
As I first reported last week, the laws authorizing the airline ticket tax expired midnight Friday. Some consumers still paid the tax, while airlines upped their ticket prices to cover the tax money and perhaps make more profit.
The Association of Retail Travel Agents says the last time this happened was in 1996 and 1997. Back then, passengers who filled out an application and submitted their ticket receipts were able to get refunds from the IRS.
Now, word on if that will happen this time, so for now, the IRS is telling people to sit tight.
We'll of course keep track and let you know if and when you have any money coming your way.
airline industry, taxes, IRS, 7 on your side, michael finney
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