Car Rental Tax Proposed to Pay for Provo Facelift

Major renovations to downtown Provo, Utah will be paid for in part by car rental excise taxes, BYUNewsNet.com reports.

The city plans to build a performing arts center, conference center, boutique shops and a full-service hotel as well as create more commercial office space in an attempt to attract more visitors to downtown.

Director of redevelopment Paul Glauser told BYUNewsNet that property and sales taxes would not be raised to pay for the improvements. Rather, increased hotel, restaurant and car rental taxes would pay for them.

The story did not report on a timeline for the projects nor if the tax proposal has been approved.

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

Five Business Model Trends for 2017

As new forms of mobility take flight, the borders with traditional car rental are starting to erode.

Are Commercial Drone Deliveries Eminent in the U.S.?

Amazon just delivered its first package by drone in England. Will U.S. delivery fleets be able to take advantage soon?

Autonomous Vehicles and the Changing Role of the Fleet Manager

With fewer drivers and substantially longer fleet lifecycles, fleet managers will pivot to new job functions.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.