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Mark Holcomb: the tax attorney who saved the day for Expedia

Published: June 30th, 2017

By: Mark E. Holcomb

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Dean Mead attorney, Mark Holcomb, is featured in the June 2017 edition of Super Lawyers magazine. The article titled,  “Mark Holcomb: the tax attorney who saved the day for Expedia”, describes how the Tallahassee based SALT lawyer successfully defended online travel companies through the Florida Supreme Court in litigation filed by multiple counties claiming unpaid hotel bed taxes.

The online travel company case, Alachua County, et al. vs. Expedia, Inc., et al., pitted the quartet of online travel companies against Florida counties with differing notions about how aggressively to pursue the travel booking agencies over refusing to pay taxes on their booking fees—which, according to a 2010 estimate by The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a Washington, D.C., think tank, were costing Florida $31 million to $45 million per year in potential tax revenue.

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Holcomb offers clients 32 years of experience practicing in state and local taxation. He represents clients before the Florida Department of Revenue and local taxing authorities, and in litigation at the trial and appellate levels. Holcomb advises clients on a broad range of state and local taxes, including corporate income and franchise tax, sales and use tax, documentary stamp tax, communication services tax, insurance premium tax, ad valorem tax and motor fuels tax, in tax controversy work and in planning opportunities.