IRS To Tax Foreign Pilot and Flight Attendant Wages

The IRS is apparently seeking to tax Latin American airlines for wages paid to flight attendants and pilots during the time they spend working over US airspace. (Link via Today in the Sky.)

Critics of the move point out that other countries might respond by doing the same to U.S. airlines.

Anyone with thoughts on why the IRS is focused on Latin American carriers — and not European or Asian carriers — feel free to offer them in them in the comments.

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