Denver Visitors Bureau Drops Rental Tax Hike Plan

DENVER --- The Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau has scrapped its proposal for a 1% car rental tax hike to help replenish its coffers. The proposed tax hike, which would have raised local rental taxes from 13.5% to 14.35%, spurred protests from the car rental industry.

The visitors bureau had no such change of heart when it came to a proposed 1% hotel tax hike. As a result, a Denver City Council committee approved the tax plan Wednesday, July 20. If city council members give final approval in August, local voters will consider the hotel tax hike in November.

The Metro Denver Hotel Association supports the hotel tax hike because it will fund tourism marketing efforts. If approved by voters, the hotel tax will rise from 13.85% to 14.85%.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Max. 10000 characters)  
Please leave blank:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

 
 

Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

Another Ridiculous “Used Fleet Vehicle” Scandal

While media reports concentrate on the sting and the “outrage,” where’s the empirical evidence that fleet vehicles are less mechanically sound than vehicles sold from private owners?

Will IoT Herald a New Era in Fleet Efficiency?

With the ELD rule finally in effect, small fleet operators need to hunt for new efficiencies. In transportation logistics, Internet of Things (IoT) systems could have similar lasting impacts as telematics.

Will Cars Become Transportation Appliances?

The cars are still the stars, but this year’s L.A. Auto Show revealed an auto industry at a crossroads.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.

>