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Provision to charge foreign airlines extra taxes was cut from Senate tax bill

Provision to charge foreign airlines extra taxes was cut from Senate tax bill

Several foreign airlines that are in heated competition with U.S.-based carriers will not be forced to pay higher taxes under the Senate tax bill that was approved over the weekend.

A provision entered into the tax bill by a Georgia senator to impose a corporate tax on several foreign airlines was removed at the request of the Office of the Parliamentarian because the amendment was determined to be extraneous to the overall bill.

The tax bill that was approved by the House of Representatives does not include a similar tax increase for foreign carriers.

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), whose state is home to Delta Air Lines, proposed the provision to require three carriers...

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