Sun Bowl Officials Propose Rental Car Tax Increase in El Paso

According to El Paso Times, Sun Bowl officials are working with lawmakers to draft a proposal to increase the city rental car tax to generate revenue and to stay nationally competitive.

Currently, the tax is 5%, but officials want to increase it to 9%. If increased, the total taxes on a rental car from state and local sources would be close to 35%. Car rental companies and the El Paso Hotel and Motel Association oppose the increase since it could hurt local businesses and consumers.

State Sen. José Rodríguez and Rep. Naomi Gonzalez (D-El Paso) wrote the legislation, which now has to be approved by voters.

View the full article from El Paso Times by clicking on the URL:
http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_22734813/sun-bowl-officials-want-car-rental-tax-increase

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