Berks extends 5 percent hotel room tax countywide
The Berks County Commissioners have voted to expand the hotel room tax.
By a vote of two-to-one, the commissioners decided to add a five percent occupancy tax to all hotels in Berks.
Originally, the tax applied only to hotels within a 15-mile radius of the Sovereign Center.
Supporters said the move will generate more than $300,000 each year.
Commissioner Mark Scott voted against the plan. He said the tax will hurt hotels outside the radius.
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