Not sure if this was posted elsewhere ...Air travel tax will not affect private jet-owning elite
By Paul O’Brien, Political Correspondent http://www.examiner.ie/irishexaminer/pages/story.aspx-qqqg=ireland-qqqm=ireland-qqqa=ireland-qqqid=74963-qqqx=1.asp
THE super-rich who own private jets will not have to pay the new air travel tax, the Government has confirmed.
They will only be charged if their jets have 20 seats or more, but almost all Irish-owned private jets are smaller than this, industry sources say.
A spokesman said most of these aircraft “fly in and out of very small airports”, and the cost of collecting the tax from these would exceed any revenue raised. I think theres a much more sinsiter reason why they wont collect the tax off the corporate jets,
its because if they were to do this they would in effect by tracking and placing on record all passenger manifestos for all the flights made by the so called tax exiles in this country, People who if the truth were known actually spend more time here than their accountants would like us to believe and so are not truly eligible for non-resident tax status. Collecting the tax would record their entry and deperature and therefore the length of stay.