Tag: tax

Tourism spending increases in Alexandria year-over-year

Tourism spending increased by just under 5 percent year-over-year to $826 million, Visit Alexandria announced at its annual meeting on Monday night.  The figure represents...

My View: Alexandria gets housing affordability wrong

By Vanessa Calder Alexandria’s city council successfully increased the meals tax on restaurants in its jurisdiction on May 10. The council’s plan is to dedicate...

Letter to the Editor: Needed: councilors who can make, not just...

To the editor: What our current city council did by making the meals tax the highest in the region was make Alexandria marginally more costly...

Letter to the Editor: Restaurant tax ignores basic economics

To the editor: The City of Alexandria’s web site promotes our location as “one of the best places” to do business on the East Coast....

Council mulls restaurant meal tax increase, voluntary contribution to fund affordable...

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com City council discussed options to establish a dedicated funding stream toward affordable housing at a legislative meeting on Tuesday night. The...

Tax assessment gap widens

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com At Tuesday evening’s legislative session, city council received and passed a staff report on 2018 real property assessments, approved a...

Our View: A tale of two tax bases

Gaps in the political realm are generally not good. A gender gap that’s too wide can spell doom for a political career. An education...

My View: The approach I would bring to city council

By Robert Ray At its Jan. 20 public hearing, decisions made by our city council demonstrate the need for attributes and values that I would...

Celebrate the tax holiday by shopping locally

Friday through Sunday marks Virginias annual Sales Tax Holiday for clothing and school supplies. If youre in town and organized, take advantage.