The Newburgh City Council approved the adoption of a local law that enacted a Hotel Room Occupancy Tax on Monday, February 13 during their regular meeting at City Hall. The newly adopted local law would apply to hotel rooms within the boundaries of the City of Newburgh.
According to the language of the documents on the city website, the tax, which is to be imposed starting on or after April 1, 2023, will collect “5% upon the rent for every occupancy of a room or rooms in a hotel or motel in the City of Newburgh”.
The local law, available for public viewing, defines other provisions and requirements, defines what entities are to be taxed and the tax collection process. The tax does not apply to permanent residents. The comptroller will oversee tax collection and other financial related responsibilities and also provide a report to the council for an audit and review.
Councilman Anthony Grice again recognized Assemblyman Jonathan Jacobson and Senator James Skoufis for their advocacy and support of this tax. Mayor Torrance Harvey also thanked New York State Governor Kathy Hochul, City Manager Todd Venning, the executive staff and the council for the support of this local law.