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City to collect transient occupancy tax for county


October 3, 2018

The Sweet Home City Council approved a resolution Sept. 25 to begin collecting transient occupancy taxes on behalf of Linn County, which has imposed a new 3-percent tax.

The Linn County Board of Commissioners approved the tax during its July 3 meeting.

The tax is collected based on the fees visitors pay to stay in local lodging houses – hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfast establishments.

Oregon law allows counties to impose such taxes if at least 70 percent of the revenue collected will be used to fund tourism promotion or tourism-related facilities. No more than 30 percent can be use...

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