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Wisconsin May Get New Premier Resort Area


 One reason people visit Rhinelander, Wisconsin.

Rhinelander, Wisconsin. It is home to forests, lakes and Hodags, a legendary mythical creature inhabiting the woods. Long a destination for family summer vacations, it may soon become a premier resort area with a premier resort area tax.

Effective July 14, 2015, the City of Rhinelander is empowered to declare the city a premier resort area by ordinance or resolution. The tax may not be imposed unless the intent to impose it is adopted by common council resolution and “the resolution is approved by a majority of the electors in the city voting on the resolution at a referendum, to be held at the first spring primary or election or partisan primary or general election following by at least 70 days the date of adoption of the resolution.”

Should a premier resort area tax be approved, its revenue must fund transportation-related infrastructure within the jurisdiction. Additional information.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.