Subject: Re:Transient Occupancy Taxes
Occupancy Taxes!

The reason why these taxes are so frequent and high is that the local politicians (whom the visitor cannot vote out of office) can levy a tax that has no political liability. All the guest or visitor can do is complain, but as all the car rental or hotel facilities have the same tax, there is no reasonable alternative. The only choice you may have, to avoid the airport pickup and/or drop off fee, is to select a location in the city's downtown. However, many of the 'best deals' are at the airport location - where the companies often hide these additional charges until you drop off the car.

Roy, Wanda & Dena Sacramento