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Published on Friday, February 17, 2017

Lodging tax bill introduced

A lodging tax bill SB 5827 which would change the definition of tourist under the lodging tax statute was introduced last week. Under the bill tourist would be defined as those who stay in overnight accommodations, have traveled more than 50 miles, or have traveled from a different state or country. This change in definition could impact expenditures of lodging tax for tourism promotion, events, and tourism-related facilities. In addition, it prohibits any lodging tax recipient who fails to submit the required report on tourist activities as ineligible to receive additional distributions until the reports is submitted.

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