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Commissioners approve bed tax, discuss rural recycling costs


July 11, 2018

JOE WONDERLICK, representing Sweet Home Sanitation, speaks to County Commissioners, from left, Roger Nyquist, John Lindsey and Will Tucker.

Linn County Commissioners last week approved what amounts to a 5 percent transient occupancy tax that will be collected from county businesses that offer lodging to visitors.

The approval was unanimous, with little discussion at their meeting on Tuesday, July 3.

The actual tax will be 3 percent, but the agency collecting the tax will collect a fee of 2 percent of whatever fees visitors pay to stay in local lodging houses – hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts and

Oregon law allows counties to impose such taxes if at least 70 percent of the revenue collected will be used to fund tourism p...

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