Occupancy Tax Money Slightly Decreased
After several years of consistent growth, occupancy tax collections have recently declined in Transylvania County.
Gay Poor, Transylvania County's finance director, said collections are down 6.4 percent for the first five months of fiscal year 2007-2008.
The actual collections through that period were $177,731 compared to $189,999 the year before. The money is used to promote tourism in the county.
But that's not the whole story. There are two businesses that are currently several months behind in their occupancy tax payments. Poor said she is not able to disclose the name of those two com...