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Excise Taxes

Bill Plamondon, president of the American Car Rental Association explains how the FAA bill’s car rental excise tax amendment does not put an end to all discriminatory taxes and how results of a pending government study could bring new challenges.

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Why Do We Visit Capitol Hill?

Members of the American Car Rental Association met with U.S. senators, representatives, and their aides last week. Here’s why bringing the message to this forum matters.

Expedia, Priceline Owe State Excise Tax

A court in Hawaii ruled that online travel companies such as Expedia and Priceline must pay Hawaii’s general excise tax on certain rental car transactions.

Congressmen Reintroduce Bill to End Discriminatory Rental Taxes

The Curb Auto Rental Taxes (CART) Coalition, a group of national organizations dedicated to protecting consumers from discriminatory car rental excise taxes, has announced that U.S. Representatives Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) have reintroduced HR 1528, the End Discriminatory State Taxes for Automobile Renters Act (EDSTAR).

Florida CarShare Tax Cut in Half

Carsharing customers in Florida are now paying a $1 per-use tax versus the previous $2 surcharge. According to Enterprise Holdings, it supports this tax cut because it helps draw attention to unfair excise taxes.

ACRA Meets Senator to Discuss Rental Industry

Sharon Faulkner, executive director of the American Car Rental Association, met with Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) to continue the fight against rental car excise taxes and rental recall legislation.