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Local lodging tax will likely remain intact for now

Statewide bill winding through legislature wouldn't affect Crook County for four years


January 24, 2019

Jeff Moberg

A statewide lodging tax aimed at funding state tourism is making its way through this year's legislative session and could limit local lodging tax revenue in the future.

A proposed statewide lodging tax would not affect Crook County until 2022, when the additional two percent that voters approved on November's ballot expires. According to Steve Lenz, chairman, the Crook County Promotion Board will continue forward with its plans to distribute funds to promote tourism at least until that time.

"HB-66 Statewide Lodging Tax bill passed in the House last week and appears to garnering support throughout the Senate, the Wyoming Office of Tourism, and the lodging industry at large," says Lenz, referring to an article published recently in the Douglas Budget that s...

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