5 years ago

Where does your hotel tax money in the US go? [INFOGRAPHIC]

As online travel agencies come under the microscope again for how they pay (or not) their local taxes when contracting hotels, some might wonder what impact those taxes actually have.

Indeed, some overseas visitors are often surprised when they check out of a US hotel to find a “local tax” has ensured their stay perhaps wasn’t as cheap as they expected when they reserved the room.

Travel destination content and search site Away.com has pulled together data and other information to show in the US where consumer hotel taxes go.

Here is an infographic to explain what happens (and some of the projects directly funded by hotel taxes):

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Kevin May

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Kevin May was a co-founder and member of the editorial team from September 2009 to June 2017.



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  1. Difster

    Although this doesn’t apply much to vacations, it might be noted that in Texas, if you stay in the same hotel room for more than 1 month, you are not required to pay hotel taxes.


      GOOD JOB ON THIS. I am for OTA’s to pay and enforcement is the real issue. Good story can be hatched with this war over OTA’s not paying taxes or assessments


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