Reservations.com Hotel Tax Overcharging

DEFENDANT NAME: Expedia.com, Hotels.com
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CASE NUMBER: 18-cv-01812
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COURT: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington at Seattle
PRACTICE AREA: Consumer Rights
STATUS: Active
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DATE FILED: 12/17/18
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1-888-381-2889 hoteltax@hbsslaw.com

Did you book and pay for a hotel room via Reservations.com since 2014?

Consumers were overcharged by inflated hotel “taxes and fees" collected through the Reservations.com website. You could receive compensation. Find out your rights »

HOTEL TAX OVERCHARGING EXPLAINED

Consumers who book hotel rooms with Reservations.com, are charged a room charge and "taxes and fees." Consumers are told these "taxes and fees" are "monies owed to the government." However, these "taxes and fees" are not actual taxes and exceed the real amount of taxes and fees actually owed on your hotel room. The excess amount on each hotel room booked, nationwide, is pocketed for profit.

For example, a room on Nov. 23-24, 2018 at the Ritz Carlton San Francisco had a quoted room rate on Reservations.com of $399 and "Tax Recovery Charges & Fees” of $87.59. The effective tax rate in San Francisco is 18.6 percent, meaning the tax charge should be $74, not $87.59. We believe that the "tax" overcharge of  $13.74 is kept and violates the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.

YOUR CONSUMER RIGHTS

Hagens Berman believes that consumers who have unknowingly paid these excess amounts under the guise of a hotel tax deserve their money back. We think this "taxes and fees charge" is nothing more than an underhanded scam to rake in additional profits, and consumers should receive immediate help.

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