(WHKP) In the closing hours of the North Carolina General Assembly’s “short” session this year, legislators gave Henderson County commissioners the authority to raise the occupancy tax on local motel, hotel, and inn rooms…and, if the commissioners vote to raise the tax, the legislation earmarked the proceeds from that increase for the Flat Rock Playhouse. One report says that could be as much as $700,000.
The Hendersonville Times-News reports Tuesday…a bill authorizing Henderson County to boost its accommodations tax to 6 percent passed the state Senate late Monday night and the House Tuesday morning, state Sen. Tom Apodaca said.
The Henderson County Board of Commissioners voted in May to ask legislators to give them the authority to increase the room tax from 5 percent to 6 percent so the extra money could be directed to Flat Rock Playhouse.
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