Horn Lake Hotel and Motel Tax to Begin May 1st

Horn Lake, Ms

By: Arthur Randallson

On Tuesday, the Horn Lake Board of Aldermen approved a hotel and motel tax, scheduled to take effect May 1, 2018.  This tax will add two dollars ($2.00) per room, per night, in Horn Lake hotels and motels.

This is Horn Lake’s equivalent to Southaven’s Pennies for Parks, and both taxes are scheduled to begin on May 1st.  Both follow a go-ahead from the State Legislature in Jackson and were signed by Governor Phil Bryant on March 15th.  Horn Lake’s bill was House Bill 1472, which gave the Horn Lake Mayor and Board of Aldermen permission to proceed with their plans to implement it for the City of Horn Lake.

State Representatives Jeff Hale of Nesbit (R-DeSoto, District 24) and Bill Kinkade of Byhalia (R-Marshall/DeSoto, District 52) proposed the legislation.  The repeal date is July 1, 2022.

Horn Lake Mayor Latimer told the DeSoto County Newsroom that this tax revenue will be important to advance Horn Lake as the “Doorway to Mississippi”:

“It will be helpful for the city to promote tourism and economic development.  This will improve Horn Lake and be great for our citizens.”

— Mayor Allen Latimer