Councilor Germain proposes taxing dorm rooms

City Councilor Michael Germain has proposed placing a hotel/lodging tax on college dorm rooms in Worcester.

His rough math: If there are 15,000 dorm rooms in the city, and two students per room paying an average of $10,000 per year, the existing 8% tax would generate $24 million for the city.

“Obviously, this would take the efforts of the state delegation,” says Germain…and he says legislators have said it’s under consideration at some levels.



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2 responses to “Councilor Germain proposes taxing dorm rooms

  1. Oh yeah, I can see the state delegation getting right on that.

    (I hope you can feel the sarcasm here.)

  2. Why shouldn’t they get fleeced like the rest of us?
    They have more than enough free cashflow and as we all know, taxation is based on the ability to pay.
    Big deal, its one less night on the town.

    And whatever happened to Rosen’s student tax?

    Hey dem golden geese are ripe for the plucking!

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