Fla. Supreme Court Takes Up Expedia Bed Tax Challenge

Law360, Miami (September 11, 2013, 1:29 PM EDT) -- The Florida Supreme Court decided Tuesday to take up an appeal by Florida counties of a ruling in favor of online travel companies led by Expedia Inc. over how to apply the state's bed tax.

A panel of the First District Court of Appeal in February upheld a lower court's ruling that the state's 1977 Tourist Development Tax and 1949 Transient Rentals Tax place a duty on hotels, not customers, and that the taxes should be applied strictly to hotel room fees.

The appeals court in...
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