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County looks at visitors tax

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By Jenny Hartley

Hotel and motel visitors in Lancaster County may get charged an extra 3 percent for their stay.

Lancaster County Council on Monday passed the first of three readings of an ordinance to charge an accommodations tax to hotel and motel visitors.

If given final approval, the tax will be kept in a special, separate fund, and will be used for marketing, promotions and tourism purposes, according to state law. The tax is similar to the hospitality tax the city of Lancaster charges at restaurants.


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