Oregon Lodging Tax Rate Increase, July 2016
- Apr 12, 2016 | Gail Cole
Oregon transient lodging tax will temporarily increase from 1% to 1.8% beginning July 1, 2016. On July 1, 2020, the rate will drop to 1.5%, where it is set to permanently remain. The tax applies to the total retail price of “any consideration rendered for the sale, service or furnishing of transient lodging.”
The rate increase is due to the enactment of House Bill 4146, which also stipulates how the Oregon Tourism Commission must spend most of the state transient lodging tax revenue. Allocation must be as follows:
- No less than 65% must fund state tourism programs
- 10% must go toward a competitive grant program for projects that include tourism-related events and facilities
- 20% must go toward regional cooperative tourism programs
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