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.


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  • by anonymous on Feb 3, 2009 at 11:30 PM
    Well there's always the myriad of restaurants alongside Western and Marine Blvd.'s, to fill your face and belly. But watch out for the low-lifes that traverse the city streets asking for change or other "favors."
  • by This dog barks Location: Gville on Feb 3, 2009 at 10:07 PM
    Does anyone in office know any other word besides the word "TAX".
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Feb 3, 2009 at 06:28 PM
    Tourism in Jville? What is there to do, other than go to the Bayou or Driftwood? Court Street is no longer the same. It would be ALMOST as boring as Ktown, but not quite.
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