Taxation (New Orleans)

Restoring 1 percent hotel sales tax for New Orleans infrastructure is a non-starter, tourism officials say

By Beau Evans

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 30, 2019

Restoring a 1 percent sales tax on New Orleans hotels would be a step too much for the city’s...

Diverse reaction to recommendations on New Orleans hotel tax

By Kevin McGill

Source: The Associated Press

January 30, 2019

NEW ORLEANS The New Orleans government’s share of taxes from hotel rooms in the tourism-dependent city should increase by more...

Report: New Orleans should keep more tax dollars

By Tammy Estwick

Source: WDSU

January 30, 2019

A new report by a nonprofit group says the city of New Orleans should get to keep more tax...

BGR issues report on Orleans hotel taxes, recommending change

By Rob Masson

Source: FOX 8

January 30, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – A leading local research group published a comprehensive report on New Orleans hotel-motel taxes, which...

The city should get a bigger chunk of hotel tax revenue, report says

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

January 30, 2019

A new report from the Bureau of Governmental Research released on Wednesday found a lack of accountability and transparency when it...

New Orleans should regain ‘lost’ hotel tax money to fix drainage and roads, watchdog group says

By Beau Evans

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 30, 2019

A one-percent tax on New Orleans hotel sales should return to city coffers, as it was decades ago before that local...

Money should not be taken from tourism for infrastructure needs: Billy Nungesser

By Julia O'Donoghue

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 16, 2019

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser doesn’t think New Orleans hotel tax revenue should be redirected from state marketing, tourism and sports-related organizations...

Cantrell’s quest for more infrastructure dollars centers on $160 million in tourism taxes

By Tyler Bridges

Source: The Advocate

January 12, 2019

In her push to find money to improve New Orleans’ decrepit infrastructure, Mayor LaToya Cantrell is targeting a share...

Should New Orleans have a drainage fee? City Council member is wary

By Beau Evans

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

December 20, 2018

New Orleans Councilwoman Kristin Gisleson Palmer warned this week that she would not support any new fee levied on residents...

Superdome, arenas get record-setting boost from hotel taxes: audit

By Kevin Litten

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

December 17, 2018

The Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District, the state entity with oversight of Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Smoothie King Center, raked...