Sullivan County adds new category for room tax

MONTICELLO – The five-percent hotel/motel room tax imposed on visitors to Sullivan County was expanded to include Air BNBs in recent years and now, the county has expanded its reach to another sector.

The county legislature, on Thursday, voted to add the camper market to that which will be taxed, noted Chairman Rob Dougherty.

“A lot of people come here and a tent is provided for them, or a treehouse is provided for them, covered wagons, campers are provided for them. So if you bring your own tent, you don’t have to pay the five percent, but if you have it provided for you, they have to pay the five percent,” he said.

Sullivan County, with its many tourist opportunities, derives much of its income from the room tax.


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