Counties Propose Tax Hikes for Hotel Rooms

The State is considering a bill that would move tourism tax revenue from the county to the state.  According to a report by Hawaii News Now, the bill also includes a clause that would allow for an additional increase on hotel taxes for tourists by up to 3% to accommodate for the adjusted revenue.

Hawaii State relies heavily on tourism taxes as a main sources of its annual revenues.  County mayors are already planning on implementing the 3% adjustment if the bill were to pass.

Source: Hawaii News Now