Kilgore, TX — Two local inns owe the city of Kilgore more than $16,000 in taxes they’ve collected from overnight guests, the Kilgore City Council learned Tuesday.
“We can actually stop them from operating anymore,” City Attorney Robert Schleier told the council. “We actually have the ability to say, you can’t do business in Kilgore anymore.”
One of those hotels, the Deluxe Inn, owes $14,000 in hotel/motel tax revenue due the city. The Ramada Inn, Schleier reported, owes a smaller debt it was paying down until the fall when it stood at $2,400, according to an audit the city ordered about a year ago.
No formal action was taken during an information-only report, but council members were clear they want their hotel/motel tax revenue.
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