City of Mongtomery to Vote on Lodging Tax

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By Ellis Eskew

The Montgomery City Council plans to vote on a Transient Occupancy (Lodging) Tax at Tuesday's council meeting. 

Right now, hotels tax guests with a 8.5 percent lodging tax.

But there are some hotels that aren't paying that tax because they are outside the city limits, yet still in the "PJ" or police jurisdiction.

City councilman Arch Lee says the City of Montgomery wants to change that.

"This will allow us, the couple hotels that we got already, to collect that lodging tax that's not actually in the city limits but is in the 'PJ'."

The few hotels that this will impact are mainly on Chantilly Parkway.

Those hotels will now pay what the other hotels already in the city limits have to pay.

And Lee says it won't raise taxes for the rest of the hotels in any way.

"It's the current rate, the same. There's no rate change. There's no tax increase. We're not doing any of that but will certainly look at that," said Lee.

 

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