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H.R. 896 (115th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt amounts paid for aircraft management services from the excise taxes imposed on transportation by air.

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 6, 2017 (Introduced).


I

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 896

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 6, 2017

(for himself, Mrs. Beatty, Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania, Mr. Renacci, Mr. Stivers, and Mr. Wenstrup) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt amounts paid for aircraft management services from the excise taxes imposed on transportation by air.

1.

Amounts paid for aircraft management services

(a)

In general

Subsection (e) of section 4261 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(5)

Amounts paid for aircraft management services

(A)

In general

No tax shall be imposed by this section or section 4271 on any amounts paid by an aircraft owner for aircraft management services related to—

(i)

maintenance and support of the aircraft owner’s aircraft; or

(ii)

flights on the aircraft owner’s aircraft.

(B)

Aircraft management services

For purposes of subparagraph (A), the term aircraft management services includes assisting an aircraft owner with administrative and support services, such as scheduling, flight planning, and weather forecasting; obtaining insurance; maintenance, storage and fueling of aircraft; hiring, training, and provision of pilots and crew; establishing and complying with safety standards; or such other services necessary to support flights operated by an aircraft owner.

(C)

Lessee treated as aircraft owner

(i)

In general

For purposes of this paragraph, the term aircraft owner includes a person who leases the aircraft other than under a disqualified lease.

(ii)

Disqualified lease

For purposes of clause (i), the term disqualified lease means a lease from a person providing aircraft management services with respect to such aircraft (or a related person (within the meaning of section 465(b)(3)(C)) to the person providing such services), if such lease is for a term of 31 days or less.

(D)

Pro rata allocation

If any amount paid to a person represents in part an amount paid for services not described in subparagraph (A), the tax imposed by subsection (a), if applicable to such amount, shall be applied to such payment on a pro rata basis.

(E)

Certain payments treated as made by aircraft owner

In the case of an aircraft owner which is wholly-owned by another person, amounts paid by such other person on behalf of such aircraft owner shall be treated for purposes of this paragraph as having been paid directly by such aircraft owner.

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(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by this section shall apply to amounts paid beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act.