February 26, 2015

Resort Taxes

Higher Collections

| 1/1/2011

$147.7 million Orange County resort tax collections for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30

4% Increase over last year’s collections ($142.2 million)

$9.7 million Resort tax collections in September, up 5% from the year-earlier period

8 Number of months collections have increased

Source: Orange County Comptroller

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