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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.”

In a Defeat for Flagler and 16 Counties, Judge Rules For Travel Companies on Tourism Taxes

| April 24, 2012

Leon County Circuit Judge James Shelfer ruled in favor of the industry last week, going against Flagler and 16 other counties that argue they have lost out on millions of dollars in tourist-development taxes.

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