In a major victory for the online-travel industry, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday rejected arguments that companies such as Expedia and Travelocity should pay more in county tourist-development taxes.
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Online line travel companies like Expedia and Travelocity have won their appeal as to how much tax they should have to pay on hotel rooms they book in Florida.
They’ve been fighting for years and haven’t solved anything in a dispute over tourist development taxes, but online travel company Travelocity has been dropped from a lawsuit by Broward County without admitting it owes taxes, after paying Broward County $400 thousand to make the lawsuit go away.
A bill that would exempt online hotel booking companies from having to pay state taxes on price mark ups they term service fees has easily passed in the Florida House.