Snellville’s City Council approved a 3-percent excise tax on rental cars at its Monday, April 28 meeting, the city posted on its website.
The tax is expected to generate $50,000 to $75,000 per year, which will be used to fund marketing and tourism-related expenses for the Downtown Development Authority and Snellville Tourism and Trade.
The mayor and council unanimously approved the ordinance, which will go into effect on July 1.
“This is a revenue opportunity which we have discussed since last year which allows us to collect a 3 percent excise tax on rental vehicles within the city,” City Manager Butch Sanders said in the post. “It was in a package of legislative tax reform which included many business tax cuts and credits. The allowable uses are clearly stated in state law and we have included those in our ordinance. Importantly, the county is already collecting this tax from our businesses and this change would keep those dollars in Snellville.”