Georgia suspends jet-fuel tax months after Delta-NRA rift

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Georgia suspends jet-fuel tax months after Delta-NRA rift

Postby Greg on Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:33 am

EDITOR'S NOTE: This tax was a silly attempt at retaliating against Delta for shuttering an NRA discount ticket program that had only ever been used by 13 passengers!

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order Monday to stop collecting sales tax on jet fuel effective Wednesday, a tax the legislature kept in place this year to penalize Delta Air Lines.

The Georgia legislature debated dropping the 4% sales and use tax on jet fuel this year as part of a broader tax overhaul. But lawmakers kept the tax in place in retaliation for Delta halting a discount program with the National Rifle Association.

Deal noted that Georgia airports generate $62 billion in economic activity each year, with flights at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport supporting $11 billion in investment and 42,000 jobs across the state.

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