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AH&LEF Releases 2012 Lodging Tax Study

Provides Data on State Lodging Taxes and Tax Collections



Washington, February 14, 2013 – The 2012 Lodging Tax Study, commissioned to provide current information on state lodging tax structures, total lodging tax collections, and lodging taxes in the largest cities, has been released by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF).  The study was funded by AH&LEF and conducted by STR Analytics and RRC Associates with assistance from the International Society of Hotel Association Executives (ISHAE) Lodging Tax Taskforce.

Information was collected from AH&LA partner state associations.  Each state was asked to provide tax data for up to seven of their largest cities, based on hotel room supply.  Selection of the cities was at the discretion of each state.  The 34-page study results include:
  • The total tax rate for 182 cities across the United States.
  • Breakdown by state, multi-county, county, city, sub-city, and sales tax.
  • The total lodging tax collections in 2011 for 23 states.
  • Tax rates and total room revenue data for the top 25 markets.
  • Terminology utilized by each state for their respective lodging taxes.
  • Tax use table, which describes the percentage that goes toward tourism-related purposes versus government purposes.
“This report is a valuable way of tracking and comparing lodging tax rates and collections in markets throughout the United States,” said AH&LA President/CEO Joseph A. McInerney, CHA. “We are able to see what guests are paying for room stays from one city to the next, but more importantly, demonstrate the impact of revenue generated by hotels on the local economies.”

AH&LA members can view and download a copy of the 2012 Lodging Tax Survey through the Members Only section of the AH&LA Website, www.ahla.com.  Nonmembers can purchase the study for $450 by calling AH&LA’s Information Center at (888) 743-2515.

About the AH&LEF

AH&LEF is the charitable fund-raising and endowed fund-management subsidiary of the American Hotel & Lodging Association. Founded in 1953, AH&LEF is the premier organization for scholarships, professional certification, and instructional material as well as funding for hospitality industry research. For more information, visit www.ahlef.org.

Serving the hospitality industry for more than a century, AH&LA is the sole national association representing all sectors and stakeholders in the lodging industry, including individual hotel property members, hotel companies, student and faculty members, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AH&LA provides members with national advocacy on Capitol Hill, public relations and image management, education, research and information, and other value-added services to provide bottom-line savings and ensure a positive business climate for the lodging industry. Partner state associations provide local representation and additional cost-saving benefits to members.

About the AH&LA

Serving the hospitality industry for a century, AH&LA is the sole national association representing all sectors and stakeholders in the lodging industry, including individual hotel property members, hotel companies, student and faculty members, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AH&LA provides members with national advocacy on Capitol Hill, public relations and image management, education, research and information, and other value-added services to provide bottom-line savings and ensure a positive business climate for the lodging industry. Partner state associations provide local representation and additional cost-saving benefits to members.
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Contact:

Kathryn Potter
kpotter@ahla.com

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