Monday, May 15, 2006

 

death and taxes on holiday

in the freewheeling world wide web, a dose of reality is rarely as real as when the taxman comes to call.

several tourist destinations filed suit against the big boys of internet travel for their failure to pay hotel taxes.

we all know the travel sites negotiate a better deal on the rooms than we the consumer are pay at their sites, and that works well because it's almost always cheaper than buying direct.

however, what the suit alleges is that the big boys have only been paying tax based on the rate that they paid, and not on the rate that the sold at.

this will be an interesting issue to watch

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060512/ap_on_hi_te/hotel_tax_2

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