Top Stories February 13, 2020

Statewide Lodging Tax Gets Closer

by Jackson Hole Radio News

House Bill 134, the only tax proposal with the support of Gov. Mark Gordon, moved one step closer to passage Tuesday morning. The legislation, which would add a 5% sales tax on all lodging services provided within the state, was passed on a vote of 45 to 14. Under the bill, 80% of the average annual revenue collected during the immediately preceding five years would be deposited each year in the Wyoming tourism account, which would be created by the legislation. However, no funds would be expended from the account until appropriated by the legislature. Funds in the account are to be used for the operation of the Wyoming tourism board and the Wyoming office of tourism.