Colorado and Florida Put Aside Car Rental Tax Proposals

According to a press statement issued by the National Business Travel Association (NBTA), Colorado and Florida put aside what the association called “discriminatory car rental taxes.”

The Colorado proposal would have imposed a fee of $6 per day on all car rental customers. The Florida proposal would have increased fees by $2 per day for customers renting cars at international airports in much of the state.

NBTA President and CEO Kevin Maguire said, “NBTA members and chapters in Colorado and Florida informed lawmakers about the negative impact of discriminatory car rental taxes on local businesses and citizens. We encourage lawmakers to find solutions that do not unfairly single out select groups of consumers to pay for transportation projects that benefit an entire state.”

NBTA has been active in raising awareness about the negative impact of discriminatory car rental taxes. While there is often a misperception that car rental taxes only affect out-of-towners, research has shown that more than half of car rental customers are generally local, and a majority of companies spend at least half of their car rental budgets in the markets where the companies are located.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Max. 10000 characters)  
Please leave blank:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

 
 

Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

Understanding The Fleetification of Everything

As fleet miles increase exponentially, and as new stratum of fleet enter both consumer and business use cases, the "founding fathers" who gathered at Fleet Forward in Miami last week have some work to do.

The Problem with Valuing Safety Technology

As advanced safety technologies have migrated to mainstream vehicles, retaining value for these options at resale remains an issue.

ELD Mandate: Is Your Head Still in the Sand?

If you think you have 11 weeks to implement an Electronic Logging Device system to meet the Dec. 18 compliance deadline, you really don’t — for a few reasons.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.

>