Hotel Tax in Montgomery County Doubles From 2 to 4 Percent
Spending a night in a hotel in Montgomery County just got a little more expensive after the County Commissioners approved a two percent increase in the Hotel Room Rental Tax, writes Kaitlyn Foti for Daily Local News.
The move comes after the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board requested the increase following the passing of Pennsylvania’s Act 18 this year.
This allows the county to raise the hotel tax to up to five percent. According to Mike Bowman, president and CEO of the tourism board, the county may consider applying for the additional one percent at a later date.
Based on the average hotel room rate across county of $119 per night, the tax on that will now rise from $2.38 to $4.76 per night.
The additional funds raised from the increase will be used by the tourism board to help expand the marketing of the county as a tourist destination.
“Our goal for the increased resources is to deepen the economic impact of tourism in the county, market our area nationally and internationally as there is a lot of international tourism right now,“ stated Bowman.
Read more about the hotel tax increase at Daily Local News by clicking here.
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