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Florida Supreme Court Rules for Expedia: Only the Amount Paid by Online Travel Company to Secure Hotel Reservation is Subject to Bed Tax

July 7, 2015 Tourist Development Tax

In a closely watched case, the Florida Supreme Court recently ruled that the tourist development tax (aka the bed tax) is not applicable to the total monetary amount charged by online travel companies, like Expedia, to secure hotel reservations. Counties may only tax the actual amount paid by the online…