PASCO COUNTY —
Pasco County commissioners voted to double the mattress tax to four %, after staying at 2 % for many years.
- Pasco County commissioners vote to double mattress tax
- Mattress tax raised from 2% to four%
Pals or household coming from out of city to go to will now should pay a bit extra to remain in a lodge room. For example, a lodge keep that may value you $one hundred would now have a $four tax on prime of it–along with gross sales tax and different charges the lodge might cost.
Many individuals are in favor of the transfer, together with Henry “Chip” Wichmanowski, President of the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce. He feels the tax will result in extra vacationers coming to the world.
“The great thing about that is, it isn’t our residents right here which are going to be paying these taxes, it is perhaps a few of their kinfolk. However we’re not going to have the ability to draw vacationers to this space with out the infrastructure to try this draw,” Wichmanowski.
He additionally hasn’t heard any complaints from member lodges. The county stated the tax hike means it can get one million dollars extra a yr for tourism.
The cash is used to advertise Pasco tourism and also will go towards development, like the brand new sports activities complicated in Wesley Chapel.
Even double, commissioners say Pasco’s vacationer tax continues to be decrease than surrounding counties. Hillsborough and Hernando are at 5 % and Pinellas expenses 6 %.