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Sandals Charges Vacationers Fake Local Taxes, Suit Says

Law360 (June 13, 2019, 9:06 PM EDT) -- Sandals Resorts International Ltd. was hit Thursday with a proposed class action accusing it of charging local government taxes to visitors of its Caribbean resorts and then secretly keeping the revenue.

In a complaint filed in federal court in Miami, New York resident Michael McCoy says Sandals resorts in St. Lucia, the Turks and Caicos, and Antigua and Barbuda, among others, regularly bundled taxes into their all-inclusive prices, but then kept all or part of the tax revenue under agreements with the local governments.

"These tax charges are used to generate extra profit at the expense of plaintiff and others similarly...

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Florida Southern

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June 13, 2019

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