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Westchester Pursues Discount Hotel Sites Underpayment Of Taxes

The county has hired a New York City law firm to look into litigation to recoup any possible losses of the hotel taxes.
The county has hired a New York City law firm to look into litigation to recoup any possible losses of the hotel taxes. Photo Credit: Westchester Marriott Facebook

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Westchester County officials claim that hotel booking sites underpaid a 3 percent booking rate tax, according to a lohud.com article

Popular online hotel booking sites like Hotels.com and Expedia acquired blocks of rooms at a low price and sold them on their sites at a much higher rate, but paid taxes on the lower rate, according to lohud.com.

The county has hired a New York City law firm to look into litigation to recoup any possible losses. The county has no idea of how much money could potentially be involved, lohud.com said.

Click here to read the lohud,com article.

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