Fla. Counties Want High Court Backing In Expedia Tax Row

Law360, New York (April 30, 2014, 2:49 PM EDT) -- Seventeen Florida counties urged the state's highest court Wednesday to overturn two lower court rulings that exempt online booking companies like Expedia Inc. from paying a bed tax on fees they charge to customers, arguing the fees are paid as a condition of occupancy. 

The First District Court of Appeal and a trial court have both said the state's 1977 Tourist Development Tax and 1949 Transient Rentals Tax place a taxable duty on hotels, not customers, meaning the taxes should be strictly applied to hotel room...
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