February 26, 2021

Bucks: Delta Says It Will Refund Airfare Tax

Delta Air Lines offered a bit of good news on Monday for passengers who bought airline tickets before July 23 for travel taking place after that date. The carrier announced it would refund passengers directly. Just don’t hold your breath.

Because Congress could not agree on legislation to extend the authority of the Federal Aviation Administration, the agency lost the ability to levy taxes on airfares. Since then, there has been some wrangling over whether the airlines or the Internal Revenue Service would be responsible for providing refunds.

Last week, the I.R.S. said that customers should be able to get their refunds directly through the airlines and that it would develop a claims procedure for passengers who were unable to do so.

Now, Delta said, “The airline will process refunds directly for customers.” But the airline also said it was awaiting instructions from the I.R.S. on how to process those refunds.

If you paid taxes on such a flight and are pursuing a refund, let us know how it’s going in the comments.

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