New Hampshire may repeal campsite tax
More campers and RVers may be heading to New Hampshire this season, if the state decides to repeal the campsite tax it instituted last year.
The state imposed a meals and room tax of 9 percent on all RV and tent sites beginning last July. The move was made as a way to help pay for spending in the state.
Supporters of the tax argue that it won't cost individuals interested in basic tent sites very much, while helping to close the state's budget deficit.
Opponents, including many campground owners, say keeping the tax will drive away business and potentially put them out of business.
Typically, room and meal taxes are applied to places like hotels and restaurants. Many campground owners argue that a campsite isn't a hotel and shouldn't be subject to the same taxes.
"We don't provide a room. We provide a parking spot. It just seems they are trying to double dip. We are going to be analyzing it to see if it's worth for us keeping this open," Great Bay Camping manager David Edgerly told WBZ News.