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Taxing Nights

January 25, 1998

Taxes on hotel rooms support states, cities and even special causes such as "indigent care" and sports stadiums. The total bite per night in selected cities:

Atlanta: 14.0%

Boston: 9.7

Chicago: 14.9

Dallas: 13.0

Honolulu: 10.0

Las Vegas: 8.0

Los Angeles: 14.0

Miami: 12.5

Nashville: 12.25

New York: 13.25 *

Phoenix: 10.625

Portland, Ore.: 9.0

Santa Fe, N.M.: 10.25

Seattle: 15.2

Washington, D.C.: 13.0 * *

* plus $2

* * plus $1.50

Source: National Conference of State Legislatures.

Figures from 1997.

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