Expedia, Orbitz Say Fla. Tax Fight Belongs In Legislature

Law360, New York (November 27, 2013, 6:06 PM EST) -- Several online travel companies, including Expedia Inc. and Orbitz Worldwide Inc., said Tuesday that the Florida Supreme Court should affirm their win in a fight over how to apply the state's bed tax, saying the counties appealing the decision should take their fight to the legislature.

The state's 1977 Tourist Development Tax and 1949 Transient Rentals Tax should be applied to only the hotel room rate and not to any additional compensation kept by online booking websites, which are merely facilitators and never have possession of...
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