Groups battle proposed luxury tax on aircraft in Illinois

03/11/2009 |

Aviation groups, including the AOPA, are speaking out against a bill in the Illinois General Assembly that would place a 5% luxury tax on business aircraft costing more than $500,000. The bill, which comes amid heightened public outcry over corporate excesses, is designed to help address a $9 billion gap in Illinois' state budget, and AOPA Vice President of Government Affairs Andy Cebula said the group is deeply involved in fighting the measure.

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