Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Priceline.Com, LLP
Current Parent Company: 
Booking Holdings
Penalty: 
$13,275,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
September 30, 2015
Primary Offense: 
tax violations
Violation Description: 

The Hawaii Tax Appeal Court finally resolved a long-running dispute over whether four major online travel companies -- Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz and Priceline -- were required to pay excise taxes relating to their hotel and other bookings in the state. The four companies ended up paying a total of $53.1 million. The announcement did not specify how the amount was to be divided among the four companies. Here we assume it was divided equally among them.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Hawaii Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
verdict
Facility State: 
Hawaii
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Connecticut
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
miscellaneous services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
travel services
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Parent company note: 
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