As we follow with rapt interest the debate over middle class tax rates and increasing the top marginal rate for those rich SOB's, it's good to take note of all the little niche taxes paid by well, the middle class and the rich SOB's.
The hotel occupancy tax is one of those things that adds to the cost of middle class families taking a vacation. Betcha never heard of it phrased that way.
There is also sales tax on that hotel room, unless you are another government entitity, then you don't pay either.
A franchise fee here...a surcharge there (remember the 911 tax ?). Don't forget excise taxes on everything from bourbon to tires.
The taxes you hear talked about on the news are only a small part of the wide ranging array of levies you face....
You middle class SOBs.Watertown Daily Times | Jefferson County bed tax revenue continues to grow