Hotel industry lines up in battle over online bed tax

June 2013
Crain's Cleveland Business;6/3/2013, Vol. 34 Issue 22, p0004
The article discusses the efforts of Ohio's lodging industry to convince the legislature to discontinue allowing online travel services to shortchange the state and the convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) on sales and bed taxes in 2013. According to estimates by Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association executive director Matthew MacLaren, the state is missing out on 7 million dollars to 10 million dollars in tax revenue annually as travelers book through online travel services to avoid taxes.


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