Staying in Maryland’s Ocean City could get more expensive at the start of 2020.
The room tax you pay may go up to 5% from 4.5%.
Worcester County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposal Aug. 20.
You pay county room taxes for any hotel, motel or condo you rent in Worcester County. Plus, you pay state sales taxes of 6%.
The cost for a $200 a night room at a hotel would go up from $221 to $222, if the combined taxes increase from the current 10.5% to 11%. Someone paying $1,000 for a rental would pay $110 in taxes, instead of the current $105.
The extra money generated would help cover the cost of special events in the Maryland resort.