House approves new taxes for 5 Gaston...

House approves new taxes for 5 Gaston County towns

There are 6 comments on the The Gaston Gazette story from Aug 4, 2009, titled House approves new taxes for 5 Gaston County towns. In it, The Gaston Gazette reports that:

The House on Monday gave its final approval to a bill that would allow five Gaston County municipalities to levy an occupancy tax.

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read my lips

Pineville, NC

#1 Aug 4, 2009
no more new taxes!
justsayin

Charlotte, NC

#2 Aug 4, 2009
read my lips wrote:
no more new taxes!
Unless you are an out of towner you won't be paying the hotel tax.
unless

Charlotte, NC

#3 Aug 5, 2009
you won't pay the hotel tax unless you stay at the hotel (nt just be an out of towner). Sometimes people like to just have a night at a hotel to get away for a weekend or something but don't want to or can't go too far from home.

Saying: "Unless you are an out of towner you won't be paying the hotel tax."

Makes it appear that if you live in town and want to spend the night at the hotel then no tax for you- which is wrong.
justsayin

Charlotte, NC

#4 Aug 5, 2009
unless wrote:
you won't pay the hotel tax unless you stay at the hotel (nt just be an out of towner). Sometimes people like to just have a night at a hotel to get away for a weekend or something but don't want to or can't go too far from home.
Saying: "Unless you are an out of towner you won't be paying the hotel tax."
Makes it appear that if you live in town and want to spend the night at the hotel then no tax for you- which is wrong.
I must admit that I have never heard of anyone staying in a hotel in their own hometown. If they can afford a hotel when their own house is right down the street then they should have no problem paying a small tax that is really for out of towers.
notsayinright

Kings Mountain, NC

#5 Aug 24, 2009
if an ice storm or anything else that makes power go out hits, some folks esp. with kids go to hotels and would be charged this tax. This just being one example, so just because you haven't heard of it doesn't make it so.
justsayin

Charlotte, NC

#6 Aug 24, 2009
notsayinright wrote:
if an ice storm or anything else that makes power go out hits, some folks esp. with kids go to hotels and would be charged this tax. This just being one example, so just because you haven't heard of it doesn't make it so.
That's ridiculous. We can't make revenue decisions on things that may or may not happen once every 10 years or so.

I'd much rather the town get revenue from tourists traveling through than to raise a tax or impose a fee on those of us who live here. They are going to get their money either way...it's better the tourists than me.

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