IRS TELLS AIRLINES TO REFUND TAX

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore July 28, 2011 10:27

IRS TELLS AIRLINES TO REFUND TAX

The Internal Revenue Service has asked airlines to refund customers who request a refund of the ticket tax already paid on airline tickets following the closure of the FAA. In a notice posted Wednesday on its website, the IRS has stated that customers that do not receive a refund from the airlines can submit claims to the IRS under new procedures being developed.

Steve Lott, a spokesman for the Air Transport Association, said passengers were entitled to a refund but expressed its puzzlement over how the IRS will ensure the refunds are made efficiently. He said. “We believe it’s the IRS’ responsibility because ultimately it’s the Treasury that has the tax money, not the airlines.”

The IRS may have difficulty devising refund procedures because electronic tickets don’t leave a paper trail that a passenger may need to prove a purchase, even so some airlines, including JetBlue, are telling customers to contact the IRS for a refund.

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore July 28, 2011 10:27
Write a comment

No Comments

No Comments Yet!

Let me tell You a sad story ! There are no comments yet, but You can be first one to comment this article.

Write a comment

Only <a href="http://www.aviationnews-online.com/wp-login.php?redirect_to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aviationnews-online.com%2Flegal%2Firs-tells-airlines-to-refund-tax%2F"> registered </a> users can comment.