Sen. Wants Cruise Lines To Pay 'Fair Share' Of US Tax

Law360, Miami (August 2, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT) -- Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., has introduced legislation that would increase federal taxes imposed on cruise lines, noting many are registered as foreign companies despite having headquarters and executives located in the United States and deriving substantial revenue here.

The cruise industry has previously come under fire this year from Rockefeller, who as chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee also targeted it over concerns about safety and passenger rights in the wake recent incidents such as the February engine fire that stranded the Carnival...
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