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Officials approve Rehoboth Beach lodging tax

August 21, 2019

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — Staying at a hotel or motel in Delaware’s most popular beach town is about to become a little more expensive.

Rehoboth Beach commissioners on Friday approved an ordinance imposing a lodging tax of 3% for renting a room in a hotel, motel or tourist home within the city limits.

The tax is on top of the current 8% state occupancy tax and will take effect Jan 1. Local officials estimate the new tax will generate $113,000 in additional revenue in the first quarter of next year.

State lawmakers passed a bill earlier this year authorizing Rehoboth Beach officials to levy the tax.

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