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How much money does Figure Eight Island contribute to New Hanover County room occupancy tax from vacation home rentals?

Ken Little
StarNews

The total room occupancy tax collected from Figure Eight properties between Aug. 1, 2008, and July 31 of this year is $195,638, according to Lisa James, an administrative specialist with the New Hanover County Tax Department.

“This may not be to the very penny, but it is not off by many pennies,” says Roger Kelley, county tax administrator.

Figure Eight Island, just north of Wrightsville Beach, is privately owned and has about 440 homes. One of the primary rental agencies on the island told Kelley that it rents about 80 units there.

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2 Responses to “ How much money does Figure Eight Island contribute to New Hanover County room occupancy tax from vacation home rentals?”

  1. On September 5, 2009 at 8:08 am jake wrote:

    How does that amount of money gleaned compare to Wrightsville Beach, Carolina and Kure Beach’s totals?

    The number from Figure Eight is utterly useless without something to compare it to!

    Jake

  2. On September 8, 2009 at 10:42 am Gray wrote:

    Jake,

    That amount is not useless. I’m sure it is a lot less than the amounts that Wrightsville and Carolina contribute, but they have a lot more units. Furthermore, all the money that Figure Eight contributes is basically given to Wrightsville and Carolina Beach for renourishment. Figure Eight contributes to the Room Occupancy tax, but gets no return benefit from it unlike the other beaches in New Hanover County.



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