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October 27, 2013

New Hampshire latest to sue online travel sites over taxes

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In February, a divided three-judge panel in Florida sided with the online travel companies, ruling that tourist development taxes are due only on what the firms pay to hotels, not the full amount they charge their customers. The case is heading to the state’s highest court.

In March, a Hawaii court slapped the companies with a $70 million fine in March after deciding that they owed the state $158 million in unpaid taxes and interest. The companies are appealing the ruling.

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