The Federal Transportation Tax Rates
When Congress re-enacted the Tax on Transportation of Persons in 1997, they replaced a portion of the Percentage Tax with a Segment Fee. Over time, the Segment Fee was scheduled to increase from $1 to $3 per segment, while the Percentage Tax was scheduled to decrease from 9% to to 7.5%. Thereafter, the Segment Fee was adjusted for inflation. The Head Tax on international transportation is also adjusted for inflation. The Head Tax for Alaska/Hawaii is approximately 1/2 of the general Head Tax.

 

  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Transportation of Persons:              
Percentage Tax 7.50% 7.50% 7.50% 7.50% 7.50% 7.50% 7.50%
Segment Fee $3.40 $3.50 $3.60 $3.70 $3.70 $3.80 $3.90
Head Tax $15.10 $15.40 $16.10 $16.10 $16.30 $16.70 $17.20
Head Tax - Alaska/Hawaii $7.50 $7.70 $8.00 $8.10 $8.20 $8.40 $8.60

Transportation of Property:

             
Percentage Tax 6.25% 6.25% 6.25% 6.25% 6.25% 6.25% 6.25%