Any rental car agencies and hotels/motels that locate in Jackson County will now bring in additional tax revenue.
The Jackson County Board of Commissioners voted Monday night to create taxes for both businesses.
The car rental tax revenue will be three percent and will be used to provide revenue to fund community and economic development efforts.
The hotel/motel tax will be used to generate revenue to aid in the funding of tourism, trade and development-related activities.
Currently, there are no motel/hotels or car rental agencies in the unincorporated area of the county.
On another tax-related issue, the BOC agreed to form a nine-member committee to work on legislation to create “community improvement districts” in which businesses or neighborhoods could vote to tax themselves for specific improvements.