Hotel taxes are likely going up in the cities of Brookhaven, Chamblee, Dunwoody and Tucker.
Legislation in the Georgia General Assembly allows the cities to charge an 8 percent excise tax on hotels and motels. The city governments currently charge a 5 percent rate.
City officials requested the tax increase to raise money for tourism products and marketing. Hotels in unincorporated areas of DeKalb County already pay an 8 percent tax.
In Dunwoody, the tax will pay for trails and green space, along with marketing and branding, according to Reporter Newspapers.
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