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Tourist tax revenues hit record levels in 2020

Tourist tax revenues hit record levels in 2020

The Sarasota County ‘Bed Tax’ set a new record for January bringing in a total of $3,059,972. The occupancy rate for hotels also set a record at 78.6%.

March 20, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Tourism tax board turns popular

Tourism tax board turns popular

The issue for Longboat is the desire for increased control on how much and where those tax revenues are spent.
According to Town Hall, Longboat Key has received $4,381,867 since the tax was initiated in the fiscal year 1989 – 1990. The 5% is a collection imposed on short-term vacation rental properties.

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »