San Diego Can’t Tax Fees That Booking Sites Charge Travelers, Court Rules
We'll have to see how this hodgepodge ruling gets sorted out. Cities in California wouldn't be able to tax online travel agencies' booking fees -- unless hotels require the online travel agencies via rate parity rules to levy the fees to have a consistent retail rate. On the other hand, the ruling seems to let booking sites off the hook, to some extent, and decrees that authorities must collect the tax from the hotels.
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