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Lodging Tax

With the Lodging Tax up for vote on November 6, 2018, the Chamber wants to make sure you are prepared to know what we stand to lose if this 2% tax does not get passed. Stay educated and help educate others and vote YES!

The lodging tax is a 2% tax that is added to a visitors stay in any Teton County hotel, motel or rental property. It was approved by voters in November 2010 and re-approved in November 2014.

Teton County and the Town of Jackson utilize 40% of the funds collected to support emergency services, alternative transportation, parks & recreational facilities and more. The Jackson Hole Travel & Tourism Joint Powers Board, appointed by the Town Council and County Commission, is responsible for allocating the remaining 60% of the collected funds for events and promotion outside the busy summer season.

NO LODGING TAX FUNDS ARE USED TO PROMOTE SUMMER TOURISM. THE LODGING TAX IN NO WAY CONTRIBUTES TO SUMMER VISITATION, RATHER IT PROVIDES AN IMPORTANT TOOL TO MITIGATE VISITORS IMPACT. 

What We Stand to Lose 

$7,357,808= Funds Generated by the Lodging Tax in 2017

The Lodging Tax helps support a stable fall, winter and spring economy that preserves our natural capital and enhances the well-being of our community. Teton County can’t afford to lose the Lodging Tax, it’s our best solution to mitigate visitor impacts. 

The Lodging Tax is a 2% tax added to a visitor’s stay in any Teton County hotel, motel or rental property. This money is collected from visitors to support emergency services, parks and recreation, youth sports, town and county infrastructure, events, and other community amenities. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

AT WORK FOR THE COMMUNITY

Our community benefits from the Lodging Tax in the way of resources for infrastructure to address visitor impact and increased funding for:

Emergency services

Parks and recreation

Youth sports

Community events

And other local priorities.
 

The Lodging Tax generated $2,943,123 in 2017-2018 for Town & County services including:

Public Safety: Fire/EMS, Police Department,Victim Services

START Bus 

Parks & Pathways 

Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum
 

The Lodging Tax generated $4,414,685 in 2017-2018 for destination travel related businesses
including: 

Visitor Services 

Community Events (Fall, Winter, Spring only)

Visitor Promotion (Fall, Winter, Spring only)

THIS INFORMATION WAS PULLED FROM TAXYOUDONTPAY.COM. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WHAT THIS TAX SUPPORTS IN OUR COMMUNITY, PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE HERE.

AT WORK FOR LOCAL BUSINESS

Off-Season Visitor and Community Event Spending Supports:

Destination Marketing/Paid Media = $1,553,807

Community Events = $837,500

Examples include Elkfest/Old West Days, Jackson Hole Half Marathon, Eco-Fair, World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb, Rendezvous and the Jackson Hole Wildlife Symposium
 

Visitor Services/Destination Sales: JH Chamber of Commerce = $715,000

Four visitor service locations that welcome nearly 500,000 visitors every year

Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center, Jackson Hole Airport, Chamber of Commerce Main Office and Home Ranch Welcome Center
 

Visitor Services/Destination Sales: JH Chamber of Commerce = $715,000

Winter Air Incentive JH Central Reservations = $300,000

Conservation Education = $100,000

Long-term investment in the creation of SHIFT, a nationally attended conservation conference

THIS INFORMATION WAS PULLED FROM TAXYOUDONTPAY.COM. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WHAT THIS TAX SUPPORTS IN OUR COMMUNITY, PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE HERE.