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Murfreesboro City Council Approves Doubling Hotel/ Motel Tax

Murfreesboro City Council Meeting, Photo by Austin Thompson

Written by, Austin Thompson, MTN Reporter

For anyone staying at a hotel or motel within the city of Murfreesboro starting March 1 will pay more for their stay.

The Murfreesboro City Council approved an ordinance at their Jan. 31 meeting that raised the hotel/ motel tax rate from 2.5 percent to 5.0 percent, which is the maximum allowed.

The tax has not been raised since 1993 and will go towards promoting local projects that attract visitors to the community, City Manager Craig Tindall explained during a previous city council meeting.

“To continue to promote tourism and to secure development opportunities,” Tindall said.

The current hotel/ motel tax rate generates $1.7 million annually with a projected increase in revenue to $3.2 million.

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