Ga. launches probe into bed-tax use

Nov 16, 2009 Full story: Augusta Chronicle

A state panel voted unanimously today to investigate three small cities because of repeated problems with how they handle hotel-motel taxes.

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morgan

Rome, GA

#1 Nov 17, 2009
so who is the dumba$$ over this?
Polk Resident

Rockmart, GA

#2 Nov 18, 2009
"Acting on advice from the attorney general, the board is instructing Dillard and Rockmart not to grant funds from the tax to community theaters, youth baseball leagues or chambers of commerce for their regular operations. The cities should have a contract stating how the funds will be used to lure visitors, the Law Department concluded."

Excerpt from the article is above. Apparently the tax money has been mishandled.
smarta

Rome, GA

#3 Nov 18, 2009
ya think?
bart

Rockmart, GA

#4 Nov 21, 2009
morgan wrote:
so who is the dumba$$ over this?
Probably chamber of commerce.
Polk Resident

Rockmart, GA

#5 Nov 21, 2009
bart wrote:
<quoted text>Probably chamber of commerce.
WRONG. The Chamber has nothing to do with collecting taxes -- that belongs to either city or county government and those in charge thereof.

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