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City of Newburgh To Start Short-Term Occupancy Tax on April 1

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:

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

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