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Published on Friday, July 21, 2017

JLARC lodging tax report

On July 19, the Joint Legislative Audit & Review Committee (JLARC) heard a presentation on the use of lodging taxes by cities and counties in 2016. Their information showed 98 percent compliance by jurisdictions required to report, but also noted blanks in the detail of the data reported. See the report here.

As we have previously reported, the proponents of SSB 5827, which would have limited city authority related to lodging tax use, were concerned about the completeness of reporting to JLARC in addition to concerns about lodging tax expenditures. While the bill did not pass, we expect to see this issue raised again next session.

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