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Supervisors to hold hearing on transient occupancy tax

The Mathews County Board of Supervisors is considering an ordinance to impose a 2 percent tax on transient occupancy in the county. A public hearing to receive comment from residents on the matter will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, in the historic courthouse on Court Street. 

The board also intends to ask for approval from the Virginia General Assembly next year to impose an additional 3 percent tax on transient occupancy, said a notice from County Administrator Mindy Conner. This additional tax would be designated just for tourism and travel marketing initiatives. The total tax on transient occupancy would thus be 5 percent.

According to the Virginia Code, the transient occupancy tax may be levied on hotels, motels, boarding houses, travel campgrounds, and other facilities offering guest rooms that are rented for fewer than 30 consecutive days.

A copy of the proposed ordinance is available for public viewing at the county administrator’s office on Brickbat Road. ...

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