Monday, August 8, 2011

Federal Tax Reinstated

Did you take advantage of the lowered taxes? Sorry to say it looks like it is back again effective today. Rest assured, with our low consolidator fares, the slight increase in tax will still make your tickets booked with ASAPtickets consolidator fares AFFORDABLE!

The U.S. Congress has reached an agreement to temporarily extend full funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through September 16 and as a result, the FAA authority to collect federal aviation taxes will be reinstated.

For tickets booked beginning 12:01am on Monday August 8 the following taxes will apply:
  • The 7.5% tax generally applicable to domestic transportation (as well the 7.5% tax on amounts received from the sale of "frequent flyer miles")
  • The $3.70 domestic segment tax.
  • The $16.30 international arrival/departure tax.
  • The $8.20 departure tax for flights between Alaska/Hawaii and the mainland US.
Please refer to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service website for further information regarding the treatment of taxes for tickets previously issued.