Missouri Court: No Sales Tax on Balloon Rides
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri Supreme Court says state sales tax should not be charged for hot air balloon rides.
The high court ruled Tuesday that a federal law prohibits states from imposing a tax, fee or other charge on people traveling by air commerce or the sale of air transportation.
Balloons Over the Rainbow Inc. had challenged the state's denial of a sales tax refund and its assessment of sales tax. The company takes passengers on roughly hour-long balloon rides that start in eastern Missouri's Jefferson County. Customers can purchase balloon rides through the company or a third-party vendor.