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Old 5th Aug 2019, 17:01
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Tax money from the Federal Budget
I think you may find that the money comes from an excise tax on aviation.

It is a huge pot and the Federal Gummint would really like to get their mits on it for other uses but are not allowed to.

A breakdown here.

In EASA land they just "nickel and dime you to death".

The FAA AATF is forecast at 16.3 billion for FY 2019.
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