Florida: law suit against Expedia and Orbitz over hotel taxes

Florida’s Office of Attorney General has sued Expedia and Orbitz, the leading internet travel companies, claiming that these companies violated state law by failing to remit the appropriate amount of taxes on hotel room rentals. The lawsuit states that while Expedia and Orbitz have been collecting taxes from consumers, they have only been remitting a portion on the taxes based on the wholesale rate the online sellers get from hotels, not the retail rate consumers pay.Source: Attorney General Bill McCollum News Release of Nov. 3, 2009

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