County OK's tourist tax hike
The Haywood County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved draft legislation that would increase the occupancy tax on overnight accommodations in Haywood County from 4 percent to 6 percent.
The Canton Board of Aldermen approved the draft bill last week, and other municipalities in the county are also being asked to weigh in on the measure.
There was no opposition at the Monday evening meeting where the commissioners considered the measure. Commission Chairman Mark Swanger said he had received no calls on the issue and noted at a meeting attended by numerous accommodation owners last week, only three said the opposed the idea.
“Usually if there is opposition out there, you hear about it,” he said.
The Haywood County Tourism Development Authority has been discussing ways to increase the ...