ALERT: Occupancy Tax Increase to 17%
On 2/20/19 Governor Lamont released his budget recommendations. This budget
included a 17% occupancy tax increase. While the occupancy tax was increased, the Governor's budget recommendations failed to increase tourism funding, meaning this 2% increase would go the general fund.
This is a #1 priority for CLA. Your testimony and personal input on why this increase is damaging to the lodging industry will be needed. We will keep you informed on when action is necessary.
In the meantime, if you have a personal relationship with your legislators, tell them why this increase is destructive to hospitality.
for information and talking points about occupancy taxes.