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Old 10-01-2011, 09:45 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by johnnyringo View Post
So...does this mean you don't feel the need to spread the wealth?
I'm doing pretty on spreading the wealth on my own, I really don't need the various governments helping me.

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Last year I had a campground charge me a "bed tax". I got to thinking. I'm bringing the bed my own bed. I brought it all the way from Ohio, paid the fuel tax to get there, the toll-road fee to get there and now a bed tax.

Come to think of it. I should keep my mouth shut. I have two queen beds in my hybrid....They might think "O" we should charge a bed tax per bed next time....
That's the same thing the wife & I think. I'm not renting a bed, just a place to park my bed. You should see how much beach areas have gone up on the property taxes for beach condos since they figured out that the most of the owners are absentee from out of state and can't vote in the local elections.

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Old 10-02-2011, 07:41 AM   #16
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I live in a township just outside of a city that has an extra "tourist" tax tacked onto the state sales tax (yes, we have an income tax, sales tax, and more fees). The Bed, food and liquor tax funds the tourism ads and some other tourist things. But the senior discounts at some places help us out.

So far these taxes/fees have not kept many tourists away except for the price of fuel.

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Old 10-02-2011, 08:09 AM   #17
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The link in the OP refers to the extension of an existing TDT or tourist development tax in St. Lucie county Fl. You won't be visiting Florida much if you plan to boycott counties that have one. Florida's main income is tourism and they tax the tourists. In return there is no income tax for residents. I believe residents can also claim an exemption from the TDT. We are not Florida residents but are getting close as we spend more and more time there avoiding the crappy weather in New York. Try on some of our taxes

For the record I am also sick of the tax burden placed on us. Not defending Florida either, just trying to explain the TDT. We were just reassessed at our NY home, doubling our school taxes. I'm not sure how some people will be able to pay them.
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Florida has no income tax because it is disallowed in the FL constitution. Has nothing to do with tourists.

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Originally Posted by rops View Post
Florida has no income tax because it is disallowed in the FL constitution. Has nothing to do with tourists.

Thanks for clearing that up rops. Guess I knew that but I assume that it is possible partly due to the income from the TDT tax. Will be paying some of that in about a month.
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Old 10-02-2011, 08:42 PM   #20
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Tourist tax, bed tax or whatever title you want to call it is just a bare, blatent tax on those who are not residents of the specific community. However, ALL cities and counties impose such taxes, and therefore, everyone who travels in any manner gets taxed.
Our governments at every level has been on a drunken splurge of taxing and spending for a long time, and now the worm has turned and there is no more gravy train for them to tax. We are all taxed and fee'd to death. It's past time for us all to stop this madness. We simply cannot afford the exorbinant fees, salaries and pensions the governments and elected officials get!
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With the casinos and tourism being the greater part of our economy here in Las Vegas I really never think of it in a negative view.

Well Mustang... When Folks go to Lost Wages, they expect to toss money around like it was growing on trees.. if the Government "Skims" a bit.. Who cares.

But I'm not from The Valley, and now, Neither is my Darling Daughter.
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It would be great to start and publicize a webpage that could have these tax skimmers listed by state, province and city, so we could purposely avoid them. I fought against this tax like crazy when the regional government imposed it. The morons who are in the tourist business here do not want to spend THEIR money on advertising they want to spend YOUR money doing the tourism promotion.

I too try to avoid places that charge me a tourist tax and in my small way I am giving the businesses I support my money and not the area governments. If we all just stopped visiting these extra taxation places it wouldn't be long before they got the proper idea.

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