County Boosts Hotel Tax
No, not Allegheny County, although there has been mention of that made and we wrote about the proposal last summer but what also happened last summer was that the General Assembly gave permission to other classes of counties (first class-Philadelphia, second class-Allegheny, and second class A–Bucks, Delaware, and Montgomery were exempt from this permission) to raise their hotel tax from 3 percent up to a maximum 5 percent. The act allowing the action spells out what the money must be used for.
The county in question is York County, which opted to boost its rate, an action taken by several other counties in that part of the state according to an article. For a look at where Allegheny County’s hotel tax revenue (based on its 7% rate) goes, click here.