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City sees rise in both sales and tourism taxes

PHILADELPHIA — Sales tax collections rose 2 percent during the fiscal year that ended June 30 in Philadelphia. The Neshoba Democrat reports the city took in more than $3.8 million during the period from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. The total was an increase of more than $72,000 from the previous year. Tourism taxes also rose during the ...

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Voters reject additional tax on area restaurants

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 ...

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Natchez tourism tax falling short of expectations

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) – The Natchez tourism tax is generating less revenue than expected, and that could mean a smaller marketing budget to try to lure more tourists to the city and its antebellum homes. Officials originally expected the $2 per room hotel tax to create about $600,000 in new revenue each year. A second estimate bumped that down to ...

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Natchez tourism tax falls short of expectations

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) – The Natchez tourism tax is generating less revenue than expected, and that could mean a smaller marketing budget to try to lure more tourists to the city and its antebellum homes. Officials originally expected the $2 per room hotel tax to create about $600,000 in new revenue each year. A second estimate bumped that down to ...

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Residents might vote on tourism tax

SOUTHAVEN — A special election where Southaven residents decide if they want to place a 1 percent tourism tax on restaurant tabs could be held Oct. 5. Mayor Greg Davis will ask the board of aldermen tomorrow to approve this date for the nonbinding referendum on the tourism tax. Davis tells The Commercial Appeal that projections show that the 1 ...

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City's tourism tax proposal put on hold

FULTON — Fulton Mayor Paul Walker says a proposal to increase the tourism tax on hotel rooms will not appear on the November ballot as originally planned. Walker tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that the tax must be voted on in a citywide election rather than one that would include county voters outside the town. The proposal would add ...

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