Francie Henville-Shannon: Tax the tourists

February 16, 2013 

Tax the tourists

While our new governor and state lawmakers consider how to change our tax system, I suggest we learn from the state of Florida.

Florida taxes out-of-state tourists for rental cars, hotel stays and Disney tickets or other tourist attractions. Why don’t we, in North Carolina, tax the out-of-state tourists for rental cars, hotel stays, ACC tickets, NASCAR tickets and visits to the Biltmore? How about a toll for the Outer Banks highway?

Instead of taxing the little guy in North Carolina for his groceries, let’s let the out-of-state people pay.

Francie Henville-Shannon


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