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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.
An introductory workshop will be held on Monday, October 21 at 6:15pm in City Hall. The application will be shared and the committee will be available to answer questions. Community 501 non-profit organizations are encouraged to attend. View the PowerPoint presentation here: Hotel Occupancy Tax Workshop.
Download the HOT Grant Application NOW!
The grant cycle will open on November 1, 2019 with applications accepted until December 31, 2019.
Iowa Hotel & Motel Tax Questions and Answers (Iowa Department of Revenue)
Jurisdiction and Rates (Iowa Department of Revenue)