Air Transportation Excise Taxes

Excise taxes are imposed on amounts paid for certain facilities and services. If you receive any payment on which tax is imposed, you are required to collect the tax, file returns, and pay the tax over to the government. If you fail to collect and pay over the taxes, you may be liable for the trust fund recovery penalty.

Air Transportation TaxesTaxes are imposed on amounts paid for:

  • Transportation of persons by air,
  • Use of international air travel facilities, and
  • Transportation of property by air.

 Transportation of Persons by Air

The tax on transportation of persons by air is made up of the:

  • Percentage tax, and
  • Domestic-segment tax.

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