The fees owed by online businesses including Expedia,, Hotwire, Orbitz, Priceline and Travelocity stretch at least from 2007 to 2010 - when Denver first assessed the overdue taxes on them - and could reach as far back as 2001. Additionally, both sides agreed for the case to clear the courts before deciding whether the companies owe the city anything for the years 2011 to the present, an amount that could easily top $10 million. The decision could have implications for a similar lawsuit sitting at the appellate court in which the travel companies were found to not be responsible for collecting the additional lodging taxes in towns such as Breckenridge. Denver assessed the overdue taxes after the city determined the companies only collected them on the discounted price they paid the hotels for a room, not the amount consumers actually paid. Get the full story at The Denver Post