Enterprise Holdings Inc. has long been an advocate for our customers. And we continue to speak up for them and for all consumers on issues that affect them and the car rental and travel industries. As part of this commitment, we’re working to fight discriminatory excise taxes that unfairly target airport and local car rental customers – including car-sharing customers – to fund unrelated programs and projects.
In 2009, for instance, Enterprise spoke out against Florida legislation seeking to raise the daily car rental surcharge to $4 per day. A year later, Enterprise Holdings testified in support of the "End Discriminatory State Taxes for Automobile Renters Act" (H.R. 4175) before the U.S. House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law.
The U.S. Travel Association has recognized Executive Chairman Andrew C. Taylor for his longtime leadership role on this important public policy initiative and for his ongoing efforts on behalf of all car rental customers, regardless of whether they rent for an hour, a day, a week or longer.
Today, Enterprise supports the Curb Auto Rental Taxes (CART) Coalition, which opposes these unfair taxes. CART is made up of some of America's leading companies, policy organizations, labor and consumer advocate groups, including the American Society of Travel Agents, Americans for Tax Reform, the National Urban League, the United Auto Workers, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America and the National Consumers League.
For more information about car rental excise taxes, visit curbautorentaltax.com.