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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Hotel taxes are heading upward in Las Vegas partly due to the large turnout for this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. This aligns with the expected growth in hotel usage across the U.S. (Deloitte research projects $170 billion in gross bookings this year). That’s a lot of hotel tax to cities and counties—as long as it’s found and collected.
If your government is leaving some of that revenue unclaimed, join our March 29 webinar at 1 pm ET to learn four steps to making the most of your occupancy tax. We’ll cover ordinance evaluation, record review, technology needs, and a case study of El Paso, Texas. Register here.