Attorney: Car-rental companies to appeal ruling on surcharge
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PHOENIX — Car-rental companies will ask the Arizona Supreme Court to review a lower court's ruling that a car-rental tax surcharge imposed in Maricopa County to pay for building a football stadium and other sports and recreational facilities is legal.
The companies' attorneys argued that a
Judge Diane Johnsen wrote that the provision is triggered by a vehicle's operation on a public roadway.
Attorney Shawn Aiken responded by saying the tax provision relates to the operation of a car because everyone who rents a car intends to operate it.