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In reality, a tax on rental cars isn't a tax on travelers, it's a tax on us all.

At least 33 professional sports stadiums have been funded through excise taxes on rental cars. Excise taxes are taxes ON TOP of regular sales taxes. Excise taxes used to fund stadiums have a pile-on effect when combined with other narrowly-focused taxes, which can total to nearly a dozen different taxes and fees. The result? Millions of people, both locals and travelers, forced to pay for stadiums that they'll never step foot in.

Local governments target rental car customers because they believe that most renters are travelers, not locals who vote and pay taxes in the area. But the fact is the majority of those who rent cars are locals.

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