No Bull, No Fluff, No Smudges
Your news source for
Flagler, Florida and Beyond

bed tax
Posts tagged as: bed tax

County Approves Big Spending on Tourism Office Staff and Rigs and Hints at Raising Tax

| April 19, 2016

County government absorbed the tourism office last fall and is spending big on it, raising staff pay, expanding staff, buying $300,000 worth of equipment and talking about raising the 4 percent sales tax supplement on short-term rentals to 5 percent.

Appeal Court Rejects Taxing Online Travel Bookings, a Blow to Flagler and Other Counties

| March 1, 2013

The 1st District Court of Appeal, in a 2-1 ruling, said companies such as Expedia and Orbitz cannot be forced to pay local tourist-development taxes on part of the money they collect from customers. The majority found that the disputed amounts relate to reservation charges — not to the actual amounts paid to rent hotel rooms — and described the companies as “conduits.”

It’s Not Just Hotels: Flagler Seeking to Collect Bed Tax From Booming Short-Term Rentals

| February 22, 2013

The Flagler’s Tourist Development Council is spearheading an effort to make sure landlords who rent homes or condominiums on a short-term basis, defined as less than six months, pay the 4 percent tourist development tax.

Another Court Ruling Favors Online Travel Companies Over County Tax Collectors, Including Flagler’s

| July 16, 2012

A Tallahassee judge has sided with online travel companies like Expedia and Orbitz in a dispute over local tax obligations — a blow to counties, including Flagler, that have argued the companies weren’t paying enough.

Counterpunch: Priceline and Travelocity Sue Over Tourist-Development Bed Taxes

| June 1, 2011

The case is of interest to Flagler, whose Tourist Development Council has been aggressively pursuing avenues, including a lawsuit of its own, to compel online companies to pay their fair share of sales and bed taxes.

Tourist Tax Increase Clears Key Hurdle With 4-1 County Commission Vote

| September 8, 2010

The Flagler County Commission must now hold a public hearing on the increase of the tax from 3 to 4 percent, but the 4-1 vote suggests the measure is headed for approval.

It’s Raining Taxes: Despite Rising Revenue, County Considers Increase in Bed Tax to 4%

| August 5, 2010

The increase to 4 percent would fuel the backlash against other local tax proposals and increases.

Loading

Get FlaglerLive Alerts by Email

Sign Up for email alerts to new stories.

ADVERTISEMENTS

support flaglerlive palm coast flagler county news pierre tristam
fcir florida center for investigative reporting
Advertisement
FlaglerLive is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization | FlaglerLive.com P.O. Box 254263, Palm Coast, FL 32135 | Contact the Editor by email | (386) 586-0257 | Sitemap | Log in