The brand new regulation permits native leaders to levy a resort tax, with hopes that these funds can be utilized to construct a brand new area.
KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO AM/FM) — After a robust push by an space legislator, a invoice has been handed permitting Kalamazoo County to put a resort tax with cash doubtlessly going towards a brand new area.
Home Invoice 4816, referred to as the Regional Occasion Middle Financing Act, was handed on Thursday, January 16th by the Michigan State Legislature.
The brand new regulation offers the Kalamazoo County Fee the power to levy a resort and lodging tax on occupied rooms as much as four% the paid worth. Present guidelines already enable massive cities to institute resort taxes, however this new laws opens up the follow to smaller municipalities.
Republican State Rep. Brandt Iden, who represents Oshtemo Township, says he hopes the funding raked in from the tax might contribute to the development of a brand new area within the Kalamazoo space.
Iden saying in a press release that, “Another counties in Michigan have already got instruments obtainable to fund the facilities wanted to host these occasions. This laws merely offers municipalities the identical alternative for improvement that different communities in Michigan have already got.”