Air Passenger Tax is Scrapped for Under 12s

If you’ve already booked your families summer hols and your children are under 12 years old you could be due an Air Passenger Tax refund from Friday 1st May 2015! 


The Facts:

Airline tickets for children aged 12 years old or younger, flying on or after Friday 1st May 2015 will not incur an Air Passenger Tax (APT) fee. 

APT is a tax which is paid by airline companies to Her Majesties Revenue and Customs (HMRC), but usually the brunt of this tax is passed onto us, the customer. 

Air Passenger Tax is only paid on outbound flights from the UK and not on inbound ones. 

HMRC have confirmed there is currently no deadline to reclaim any APT which has already been paid.


Some airlines like British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Emirates and BMI Regional are doing a great job by refunding APT automatically to the original source of payment – so you don’t have to reclaim, just be sure to check credit or debit card statements for the refund.

Money Saving Expert has compiled a great list of airlines and how to claim back APT

 Want to know more about all the current UK rates of Air Passenger Tax? Check out this informative ABTA news  link or take a look on their Facebook campaign page A Fair Tax on Flying .


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