NH Joins Online Travel Site Tax Fray

Law360, New York (October 25, 2013, 6:52 PM EDT) -- The state of New Hampshire has joined the list of governments accusing online travel booking sites of tax evasion, alleging in a lawsuit that the companies deceive consumers and rip off the state by purporting to charge for occupancy taxes they don't pay.

In an Oct. 16 suit filed in Merrimack County, New Hampshire's attorney general claims that Priceline.com Inc., Orbitz Worldwide Inc., Expedia Inc. and Travelocity.com LP are required to pay the state's 9 percent tax on overnight accommodations on the “retail” price they charge...
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