New Tax: Five Dollars Per Night for Hotel Stays in the State of Georgia

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    If you have stayed at a hotel or motel property within the state of Georgia during the past 13 days, you might have noticed that the room rate is more expensive. This is because effective as of Wednesday, July 1, 2015, a new tax adds five dollars per night for hotel stays as the result of a new law. This means that a stay of five nights in the state of Georgia will tack on $25.00 to your folio — in addition to the room rate, existing taxes and fees — when you check out of your room. The hotel tax was a provision added at the last minute to fund the HB 170 Transportation Funding Act of 2015 with a price tag of greater than $900 million, as voted on in the final version of the law by members of the Georgia General Assembly. Section 5-15 starting on page 18 of this document — now known as Code 48-13-50.3 — states the following... The post New Tax: Five Dollars Per Night for Hotel Stays in the State of Georgia appeared first on The Gate.

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