Rental Car Agencies Oppose New County Tax in Allegheny County

Representatives of Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County car rental industry are speaking out about the possible increase in taxes to help fund public transit, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Representatives from Enterprise voiced their concerns at a meeting of Allegheny County Council's Committee on Budget and Finance on Sept. 4.

The County Council is looking to adopt another $2 a day fee to fund public transportation. Car rental customers already pay 17 percent in fees and taxes on a $25 rental, according to the news report. The fees include a 2 percent Pennsylvania passenger rental vehicle tax and a 7 percent sales tax.

According to council members, if the new tax is not approved, roads and parks will be closed due to a $30 million budget cut.

The County Council has scheduled a hearing at 5 p.m. Oct. 2. In order for the new fee to pass, at least two-thirds of the council will have to approve the increase.

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