Kentucky County Looks to Avenu for Revenue Enhancement

Rowan County, Kentucky considers how to improve the collections of its occupational tax.

Analysis: Federal Tax Law Creates Burdens for Local Government

As the dust settles after the signing of the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, its impact to local governments has become clear: there are barriers to maintaining revenue levels, along with higher costs. This new operating environment will affect service levels in cities, towns, and counties across the U.S.

Avenu Forms Advisory Board

HERNDON, Va.Jan. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Avenu named eight experts to its board of advisors, a group that will provide strategic advice to the company as it continues to execute its strategy.

Revenue Enhancement and Administration Specialist GRS Rebrands as Avenu

HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Avenu changed its name from Government Revenue Solutions (GRS) to better reflect how the company enables cities, towns, and counties across the U.S. to enhance their fiscal posture. Avenu is a portfolio company of Mill Point Capital.

Domestic and International Travelers Offer Municipalities Abundance of Opportunities

Sunny weather, beaches and Disneyland are often the first things that come to mind when people think of traveling to California. But as most Californians will tell you, it’s much more than that. From the Central Valley to the Silicon Valley, the State’s unique mix of leisure, culture and commerce work together to draw in more than 250 million visitors each year.

Local Leaders Use Sales Tax Increases to Pay for Essential Projects

Over a year, one pot hole can turn into 20, and what was once a backburner project is now a costly public works road repair. With rising costs from pensions and other liabilities, many municipalities are having a hard time paying for these types of small, essential projects, that often get shelved for more pressing issues.

Sugary Beverage Tax a Boon for Cities

Across America, the obesity epidemic has fueled the debate whether to tax soda and other sweetened beverages, a move many policy makers think will shrink consumer waistlines. While these discussions are taking place at the state and federal levels, the real decisions are taking place at the local level, and many cities see a monetary benefit to taxing sweet drinks.

H.O.T. Times in the City

A Guide to Maximize Your City’s Occupancy Tax

Ted Kamel, Senior Hotel Tax Examiner and Client Services Manager

Palm Springs Partners with MuniServices to Tighten Vacation Rental Rules

With revitalization efforts in full swing over recent years, the City of Palm Springs has renewed its crown as a destination hub for Hollywood stars, hipsters and everyone in between.

Avenu Helps Cities Manage Emerging Cannabis Industry

In years past, Cathedral City, a desert community of 52,000 people located between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, was more well-known for its golf courses than its cannabis industry. Now, in the wake of the passage of Prop. 64 last November, a new “Green Rush” has the potential to carve a niche in the Coachella Valley landscape, says MuniServices.