Why Goff is taking his 'bed tax' to the supreme court

Why Goff is taking his 'bed tax' to the supreme court
Last chance to save his targeted rate: Goff 'incandescent' after losing the legal appeal (Image: Getty)
Brent Melville
Auckland mayor Phil Goff is overstepping his authority by challenging a ruling on the legality of the city’s hotel levy, the Hotel Council Aotearoa says.The mayor wants the supreme court to overturn a recent court of appeal decision that the accommodation provider targeted rate (APTR) was invalid and unreasonable.The contentious rate charges commercial accommodation providers such as hotels and bed-and-breakfasts on the capital value of their property. It was one of Goff’s first budget initiatives after he was voted into the city&rs...

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