Pa. High Court Won't Hear Philly's $1M Expedia Hotel Tax Suit

Law360, Philadelphia (August 20, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT) -- The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania said Wednesday that it would not take up an appeal by the city of Philadelphia seeking to recoup $1 million in city hotel room rental tax from online booking company Expedia.

The city had hoped to overturn a decision by the Philadelphia Tax Review Board saying Expedia did not have to cough up the money because it did not fit the definition of a hotel ‘operator’ provided in the city code. It was a decision upheld by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court...
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