City officials mulling lodging tax to fund development
Published: October 19,2011
WIGGINS — City leaders in Wiggins are considering a local sales tax on hotels, motels and cabins as a way to increase revenue for economic development.
The Sun Herald reports Mayor Jerry Alexander introduced the idea at yesterday’s Board of Aldermen meeting.
Alexander said the tax proposal would be a good way to increase revenue without a major impact on city residents.
Only those who choose to stay at a hotel, motel or cabin would be taxed.
He says the Stone County Economic Development Partnership already benefits from a 2 percent tax on lodging. City officials could choose to impose a tax of up to 3 percent.
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