Thread: A&E Tax in Seaside
06-17-2011, 09:32 AM #1
A&E Tax in Seaside
I recently rented a house in Seaside (be there in 2 weeks!!!) thru VRBO and, while comparing the taxes I paid and the proposed taxes that I would have paid renting thru the Seaside Cottage Rental Agency, I noticed about a 1% difference in the taxes. I finally figured out that the 1% is a Arts and Entertainment voluntary fee (tax?) that is added to all rentals thru CRA. Wow…that’s a lot of money if you figure how many houses rent out thru CRA in a season.
We’ve been coming to Seaside for 10 years and never noticed the 1% fee. Do I pay it every time I buy something in Seaside? Its not a big deal, just wasn’t aware of it. Does anyone know who manages the money once it is collected? I guess we had better take in a concert or play while we’re there…since I guess I’m helping pay for it.
06-17-2011, 04:21 PM #2
- Join Date
- May 2006
- Seacrest Beach and WaterColor
Yes, you pay it every time you buy something in Seaside. However, they don't charge you for the concerts, children's plays, fireworks, etc. The tax goes toward providing the entertainment throughout the year.
06-17-2011, 04:27 PM #3
It's not just Seaside - other communities also charge additional taxes or fees to fund events.People who say it cannot be done should get out of the way of people doing it.
06-20-2011, 09:31 AM #4
Thanks. Like i said, don't mind at all paying the fee, just wasn't aware that i was. Pretty small cost when you consider all that Seaside offers as entertainment.
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