BWI car rental company owner Steve Kocher says he is preparing to sue the federal government over the proposed new car rental tax.
Kochers attorney, William Latham, told reporters on Friday that he is looking at legal action if the government does not respond by Feb. 10.
The company said the new tax would increase its tax bills by about $300 per year.
The new law is scheduled to go into effect Jan. 1, 2018.
Kochers lawyers have filed a petition with the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., asking for an injunction preventing the government from enforcing the proposed tax on his company.
“This tax will result in BWI’s revenue falling significantly below its projected needs and that could result in significant hardship for BWI,” Koches attorneys wrote.
Latham declined to comment on the filing.
The proposed tax would add to the tax burden of BWI employees and businesses, said Kochels attorney, Paul Hochberg.
The tax would raise $8 billion over the next five years, and the impact would be felt throughout BWI and the state of Washington, Hochberger said.