City Council Approves Occupancy Tax

People who spend the night in a Jacksonville hotel will find higher taxes.

The Jacksonville City Council has approved a 3 percent occupancy tax, according to the Jacksonville Daily News. The paper says two-thirds of the money from the tax will spent on tourism promotion, the other third on tourism-related expenses.


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  • by sammy Location: greenville on Mar 4, 2010 at 11:17 AM
    this is sad what are yall thinkin of dont you know if you lower prices more people will buy or come duh and it stupid they keep raising taxes on everything that why the economy is the way it is and they tax cigrettes but not beer alchol is the leading source of deaths drinkin and driving and all but they dont tax that it so stupid this government is so screwed up it dont make no sence oh well i wont be going there anymore
  • by Anonymous on Mar 4, 2010 at 10:08 AM
    Its better to raise hotel taxes than it is to raise food or gas taxes. Get over it.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 4, 2010 at 08:31 AM
    It's not so bad. Most people in Jacksonville are renting by the hour.
  • by Crystal Location: Washington on Mar 4, 2010 at 08:07 AM
    Well I guess we won't be staying in Jacksonville anymore.
  • by Ed Location: NC on Mar 4, 2010 at 07:58 AM
    Yeah that's the way to increase tourism...make it more expensive for people to stay there. Tell the truth; some bureaucrat's brother want's a job and this is a way to fund it. Idiots!
  • by B Location: nc on Mar 4, 2010 at 05:36 AM
    This will be the end of motel business, we in ahoskie nc are collecting 14% sales tax on a room rental, it has destroyed the business, just another greedy little town.
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