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Enforce, don’t increase bed tax

December 5, 2012
By Denise Dramm

It has come to my attention that the Essex County supervisors are considering raising the county occupancy (bed) tax by 1 to 2 percent on the hotels and visitors to our area! Instead of penalizing the people who wish to stay in our local lodging properties, the county should, as promised long ago, go after the "private rentals" that should legally be paying both the state sales tax and county bed tax, and are not!



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