The American Association of Airport Executives is urging leaders of the House and Senate tax-writing committees to permanently eliminate the alternative minimum tax penalty on airport-issued private-activity bonds.

Todd Hauptli, president of AAAE’s government division, made the plea in separate letters sent this week to Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., ranking minority member Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., and ranking minority member Rep. Sandy Levin, D-Mich.,  as they engage in efforts to reform the federal tax code.

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