U.S. Transportation Tax and Flight Segment Tax Exemptions Have Expired
Effective on/after January 1, 2021, any tickets issued between March 28, 2020 and December 31, 2020 that were exempt from the U.S. Transportation Tax (US) and the Flight Segment Tax (ZP) that need to be reissued will be subject to collection of these taxes, if the ticket qualifies. Travel agents will need to reprice the itinerary and collect the current US and ZP taxes, if applicable, in addition to any additional fare collection and/or administrative fees.
As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the federal government included the following excise tax relief provisions in the legislation:
The Federal government suspended the collection of the U.S. Transportation Tax (US) and the Flight Segment Tax (ZP) for tickets that qualified and were issued between March 28, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
The provisions of the CARES Act for tax relief have expired and Delta is required to begin collecting these taxes on tickets that qualify and are original issue or reissued on/after January 1, 2021.