DOVER, Del. (AP) – If you plan to vacation in Delaware in the future, you could end up paying just a bit more for a hotel.
The state Senate is planning to vote on a bill on Thursday that would allow Rehoboth Beach officials to institute a lodging tax of up to 3% for renting a room in a hotel, motel, or tourist home within city limits. This local tax would be in addition to the 8% state occupancy tax.
However, Rehoboth Beach isn’t the only Delaware town that could be affected by this new tax. State lawmakers have unanimously passed a bill allowing the city of Seaford to collect a 3% room tax. A similar bill that would allow Georgetown to collect the tax has also cleared the Senate and heads to the House.