Like many other municipalities around the region, Newburgh wants to collect a room occupancy tax.
Approved by the state, that five percent tax will take effect on Saturday, April 1.
Mayor Torrance Harvey said some bed-and-breakfasts have asked the city to delay the implementation. “They want us to hold off until the state legislature and the state governor have made this a statewide tax, and so we said ‘no chance;’ we got approved by the state,” he said.
More information and application forms can be found on the City of Newburgh’s website: https://www.cityofnewburgh-ny.gov/617/Room-Occupancy-Tax
Anyone renting out property or rooms for short-term stays must now register a certificate of authority, collect tax, or ensure the tax is collected, and submit it quarterly to the city.
Source: Mid-Hudson News