07/28/2011 09:20 am ET | Updated Sep 27, 2011

FAA Shutdown: IRS Says Airlines Can Refund Passengers

As the FAA shutdown heads into its sixth day, the IRS is asking airlines to refund taxes to fliers who bought plane tickets before last weekend and are now taking to the skies.

The shutdown, which is costing the FAA $30 million in lost revenue per day, has stalled airport projects across the country, leaving some 4,000 workers temporarily unemployed.

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