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Expedia to Priceline Targeted as States Cry for Revenue: Taxes

Expedia Inc., Priceline.com Inc. and online travel companies may face a growing chorus of states raising tax rates on their transactions.

The principal advocacy organization for state legislators is calling on states to consider rules that would require online travel companies to pay hotel occupancy taxes on the full rental price paid by customers, and not simply the wholesale rate they have negotiated with hotels, Bloomberg BNA reported.