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Montgomery County Tourism Agency Asks Officials to Raise Hotel Tax

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    Montgomery County Tourism Agency Asks Officials to Raise Hotel Tax
    Vladru, Philadelphia Business Journal

    The Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board is asking Montgomery County officials to up the municipality's hotel tax so it is in line with neighboring counties and in turn, boost funds to market the suburban Philly locality as a destination.

    Hotel owners voiced support of the increase, which would take Montgomery County's hotel tax from 2 percent to 4, according to Main Line Media News.

    Supporters of the proposal said upping the tax would raise resources for the county without impacting the upward path it is on, the suburban newspaper reported. The tourism agency has said it anticipates a record year for the county, thanks in part to the Democratic National Convention.

    The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners is considering the tax hike, which received support from Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro, a Democrat who is leaving that role for the Attorney General's office come January. Commissioner Joseph C. Gale, a Republican, said he was opposed to the increase, Main Line Media News said.

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