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Hotel occupancy Tax Information
The citizens of Vinton approved the implementation of the hotel/motel tax in November 2017 with the tax to becoming effective January 1, 2019. The seven percent tax is collected on overnight stays at hotels and motels in the community.
75% of the funds are directed to Vinton Unlimited and then are redistributed through the hotel occupancy tax (HOT) program to organizations that work to increase tourism in Vinton. A committee chaired by the Vinton Unlimited Director and consisting of a City Council representative, Vinton Parks & Recreation Department representative and a Destination Vinton committee representative will review the applications, determine recommended funding allocations and distribute funds.
2019/2020 Cycle Timeline:
November 1, 2019: Applications available
December 31, 2019: Applications due
February 3, 2020: Awards made & funds distributed
December 31, 2020: Funds must be spent & final report submitted
Iowa Hotel & Motel Tax Questions and Answers (Iowa Department of Revenue)
Jurisdiction and Rates (Iowa Department of Revenue)