Bed Tax

North Country News
12:30 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Opinion Mixed on Proposed Bed Tax

Franklin County New York  legislators are considering a 5 percent occupancy tax for all hotels and guest accommodations. Funds generated from the tax would be used for tourism marketing. But some lodging owners in the southern part of the county are adamantly opposed to the idea.

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New York News
12:20 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Essex County Supervisors Focus on Bed Tax and Reigning in Proposed Tax Increases

After a preliminary budget proposal indicated that Essex County would have to raise taxes 26-percent, county officials have now lowered the hike to 2.6 percent.

This week, Essex County supervisors crafted a proposed budget plan that substantially lowers the originally planned tax increases and keeps the budget under the tax cap for the county. Finance Committee Chair Town of Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava says a key factor is assurances that 2.8 million dollars from FEMA are forthcoming and can now be calculated in the budget.

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