Scientology starts collecting bed tax when county questions why it wasn't - 2010-12-17

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F7.png Scientology starts collecting bed tax when county questions why it wasn't December 17, 2010, Joe Childs, Tampa Bay Times

Pressed by the staff of Pinellas Tax Collector Diane Nelson, the Church of Scientology agreed to start collecting the tourist tax a few months ago and pay it monthly to Nelson's office, the St. Petersburg Times has learned.

It's a surprising reversal that will generate significant new revenue for Pinellas' tourist promotion efforts.

But the change raises questions about another tax that Pinellas hotel guests pay – the 7 percent sales tax. Does the church now collect that tax from its guests too?


{{cite news | first = Joe | last = Childs | author2 = Thomas C. Tobin | title = Scientology starts collecting bed tax when county questions why it wasn't | url = http://www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/scientology-starts-collecting-bed-tax-when-county-questions-why-it-wasnt/1140580 | work = Tampa Bay Times | date = December 17, 2010 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}