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The West Virginia governor vetoed S.B. 163, which would require vacation rental platforms and hotel booking platforms to collect and remit local occupancy taxes. It is believed the veto is tied to technical concerns about how the localities are to collect the tax.
The bill passed the senate unanimously and the house by a vote of 95-3, meaning the legislature will likely have either the numbers to override the governor’s veto or the will to work on technical adjustments. The 2020 West Virginia legislative session ended March 7, so it is unclear at this time when or how this legislature issue will progress.