Missouri Court: No Sales Tax on Balloon Rides

5 years 9 months 1 week ago Tuesday, April 15 2014 Apr 15, 2014 Tuesday, April 15, 2014 2:41:37 PM CDT April 15, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

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.

 

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