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Orbitz settles tax dispute with counties

Orbitz settles tax dispute with counties

Hotel-booking website Orbitz has reached a confidential settlement with Baltimore and Montgomery counties over claims it improperly avoided paying some taxes, according to court records and the company's attorney.

The deal dismisses Orbitz from a sprawling tax case in which the two counties and Baltimore City targeted a long list of online booking companies for more tax revenue in U.S. District Court.

Orbitz reached a confidential settlement with Baltimore in October 2012.

Previous settlements with other companies in the case have resulted in more tax revenue for Baltimore, though the details of the new agreement were not disclosed.

While jurisdictions collect...

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