WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Florida Supreme Court will not hear oral arguments in Palm Beach County's fight to collect bed taxes from online sites like Airbnb.
In a ruling issued Monday, the Supreme Court justices said they dismissed a petition by Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon to review a previous appellate court's decision, citing lack of jurisdiction.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled earlier this year that Airbnb and similar vacation-rental companies are not required to collect bed taxes.
Attorneys for Airbnb argued that the court doesn't have jurisdiction because the decision doesn't "expressly affect a class of constitutional officers."
At the crux of the dispute was whether Palm Beach County and other counties may impose bed taxes on short-term rentals.