How El Paso identified over 3M in additional Hotel Tax Revenue

The City of El Paso, TX adjusted its approach to Hotel Tax compliance that resulted in the discovery and recovery of over $3M in additional Occupancy Tax Revenue. Today we’re going to discuss what this journey looked like for El Paso, and key takeaways for other jurisdictions.

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Edmundo Calderon is the Chief Internal Auditor for El Paso and brings over 29 years of experience as an auditor across diverse industries including financial services, higher education, and local government.
Together we discussed:
  • Current tax levies on hotels in El Paso
  • The challenges faced, and the process for developing a plan to address them
  • What additional revenue helped El Paso accomplish
  • Key takeaways

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