On June 1, the City of Hudson's 4 percent lodging tax went into effect. Starting on that day, the proprietors of hotels, inns, B&Bs, Airbnbs, and any other kind of short-term rental were asked to register their business with the city treasurer. The deadline for registering is now less than a week away, on June 20.
City treasurer, Heather Campbell told Gossips this morning that so far 50 properties, representing 180 rooms, have registered. It is believed that there are 40 to 70 residential properties being used, all or in part, as short-term rentals that have not yet registered.
Tomorrow, Thursday, June 15, the association of innkeepers in Hudson will be holding an information session to assist businesses that are required to collect the lodging tax to register and avoid fines and penalties for failing to do so. Campbell will be present to answer questions and provide registration forms and assistance. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front Street.
For some background about the lodging tax and who should be collecting it, click here. Then go to the meeting tomorrow night to learn more.
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