Port Jervis secures extension on its occupancy tax

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PORT JERVIS – State legislation for the City of Port Jervis to continue its hotel/motel occupancy that was set to expire in September, has been extended through 2025. Governor Kathy Hochul signed the legislature sponsored by Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R, Deerpark) and Senator Michael Martucci (R, New Hampton).

The room tax is paid by visitors to the city who come for tourism attractions and travel through the area.

“With the increasing popularity of short-term rentals for people visiting our beautiful Hudson Valley communities, policies like this are a great way for local governments to increase revenue and lighten the load on their citizens.
said Brabenec.

“At a time when local municipal and household budgets are feeling the strain of a reeling economy, it is important that established revenue sources are not disrupted,” said Martucci. “The extension of the hotel occupancy tax in Port Jervis will ensure those dollars, spent by those who can afford to travel and continue to visit our community, are kept here and a revenue loss is not transferred onto the backs of residents.”