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IATA puts India on ‘wall of shame’ for high tax

India was on Monday put on the ‘Wall of Shame’ by the IATA for imposing high service tax on air tickets when aviation sector was growing at a high pace, with the world airlines’ body warning the country not to kill the “goose that lays golden eggs”.

india Updated: Jun 06, 2011 21:51 IST

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India was on Monday put on the ‘Wall of Shame’ by the IATA for imposing high service tax on air tickets when aviation sector was growing at a high pace, with the world airlines’ body warning the country not to kill the “goose that lays golden eggs”.

The European Union parliament and the governments of the UK, Germany and Austria were accorded similar ‘honour’ for high taxes on air travel.

Aviation fuelled global trade stimulated economies and restored government budgets, IATA’s director general and CEO Giovanni Bisignani said, adding “Tax the bankers who created the mess. Their billions of dollars in bonuses should help clean it up.”

First Published: Jun 06, 2011 21:49 IST

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