Voters reject additional tax on area restaurants
Published: November 8,2012
TISHOMINGO COUNTY — Voters in Tishomingo County have defeated a proposed 1 percent additional tourism tax.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports complete but unofficial returns showed 4,158 people voted against the measure to 3,268 in favor.
Supporters proposed the tourism tax as an economic and job development engine for the county. It would have imposed an additional 1 percent tax on restaurants with 25 seats or more.
The county currently has a 2 percent tourism tax that applies to hotel and motel rooms, and supports efforts of the Tishomingo County Tourism Council in marketing and promoting the recreation areas and other attractions available to visitors in the county.
— Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
One Response to “Voters reject additional tax on area restaurants”
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Report: Mississippi sees biggest hike in home insurance premiums in U.S.
- Congressional delegation applauds Air Force's decision on Keesler, but not satisfied
- Businessman involved in Frankel insurance scam dies at 81
- Giles Ward will not seek reelection to Senate
- (UPDATED) Making Jackson-Evers affordable to Allegiant is key to regaining Orlando service
- County rescinds gun ban; sheriff says lawmakers may 'deal with the consequences'
- Commission to decide if emergency should be declared in Delta school system
- Leadership in Law nomination form
- Ex-state employee gets jail time for embezzling from school
- MDOT study: State's airports generate $2.5B-plus in economic activity