Lodging tax revenue increasing rapidly

BOISE - State revenue from Idaho's 2 percent lodging tax has been "climbing very rapidly," Idaho Department of Commerce Director Jeffery Sayer told state budget writers Monday.

Sayer later focused on numbers from Commerce showing that six-month state lodging tax revenues ending in December 2013 eclipsed the room tax revenue collected in the same six-month span a year earlier by 8 percent.

Lodging tax collection numbers for the first six months of state budget year 2014 - ending Dec. 31, 2013 - came in at $5 million, compared with $4.6 million in the six-month time frame ending Dec. 31, 2012.

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