WITN  | Onslow County  | News, Weather, Sports

Jacksonville Wants Occupancy Tax

One of eastern Carolina's biggest cities wants to generate revenue by taxing people when they rent hotel rooms or other lodging.

A bill is on the state house calendar to create a three-percent occupancy tax in Jacksonville. The bill says the city will turn the money from the tax over to the Jacksonville Tourism Development Authority. Two-thirds would go to promoting travel and tourism in Jacksonville. The other third would go to tourism-related expenditures.

North Topsail Beach has an occupancy tax that is used for beach nourishment.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 38965139