No Big Isle TAT exemption: Amendment to shield county residents from 3% accommodation tax fails

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald The Grand Naniloa Hotel and the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel are seen from Coconut Island in Hilo on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021.

Big Island residents will not be exempt from a proposed extra 3% tax on hotel, timeshare and transient vacation rental charges, despite efforts from County Council members.