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Updated: 07/17/2013 08:00:28AM

Apply more tourist tax to arts and culture

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Polk County’s tourist development tax is unique on several levels.

For starters, it was proposed by the hotel/motel industry, which collects it (like all taxes, it is paid by taxpayers), and was approved by the voters in a referendum. It proved so successful that the tourism industry proposed an increase (to five percent) which also was approved by the voters.

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