Display of Refundable Taxes at Time of Shopping
The Enhanced and Simplified Distribution messages support the transmission of specific Tax and a Tax Summary information.
As per the references, this is required for some jurisdictions, the Airline may advise the total amount of the refundable taxes/charges to the Seller. The tax name, code and country along with the refundable indicator can be disclosed to the traveler before purchase.
Signifying a Tax is Refundable
To signify that a specific tax is refundable, the Airline may identify the unique tax using the Country Code, Tax Code and Tax Name elements and by setting the refundability indicator, Refund Ind, to true.
<TaxSummary> <Tax> <Amount CurCode="CHF">1.00</Amount> <ApproximateInd>false</ApproximateInd> <Country> <CountryCode>CH</CountryCode> <CountryName>Country Name</CountryName> </Country> <RefundInd>true</RefundInd> <TaxCode>Country Code</TaxCode> <TaxName>Name of Tax</TaxName> <TaxTypeCode>Applied</TaxTypeCode> </Tax> </TaxSummary>
Summarizing the Refundability of Taxes
The Tax Summary element contains the Refund Method Text and Total Refund Tax Amount which summurises the tax’s that are refundable. In the below example, there are two taxes (assumed to be both with 1.00 CHF, one being refundable and one not). The Summary shows a Total Refund Tax Amount of 1.00 CHF and a Total Tax Amount of 2.00 CHF.
<TaxSummary> <AllRefundableInd>false</AllRefundableInd> <ApproximateInd>false</ApproximateInd> <Tax>...</Tax> <Tax>...</Tax> <RefundMethodText>(for e.g.) Taxes are automatically refunded to the original form of payment.</RefundMethodText> <TotalRefundTaxAmount CurCode="CHF">1.00</TotalRefundTaxAmount> <TotalTaxAmount CurCode="CHF">2.00</TotalTaxAmount> </TaxSummary>
The Refund Method Text element may be used to advise the Seller how taxes are refunded. For example, a message returned advising taxes are automatically refunded to original form of payment, or for more information visit the airline.com’s website:
<TaxSummary> <RefundMethodText>(for e.g.) Taxes are automatically refunded to the original form of payment.</RefundMethodText> </TaxSummary> <TaxSummary> <RefundMethodText>(for e.g.) For more information on how to request a refund for taxes, please see http://.../taxinformation</RefundMethodText> </TaxSummary>