Virginia Advocacy on Budget and Taxes
Examples of the Chamber’s advocacy in Virginia on issues related to budget and taxes include:
Letter to the House Finance Subcommittee, January 17, 2020
Letter to the Senate Finance & Appropriations Committee, January 13, 2020
The Chamber encouraged the Virginia General Assembly support HB 62 and SB 107, bills which would remove the July 1, 2021 sunset from Arlington County’s additional 0.25 percent Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) that is dedicated to tourism promotion. The TOT surcharge funds tourism and travel promotion, drawing visitor spending into Arlington and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Arlington County and the Chamber have developed a great partnership in tourism promotion, and removing the sunset will allow for longer-range planning.