A group of organizations and individuals interested in defeating the Premier Resort Area Tax (PRAT) at the state level met to discuss strategies. A campaign engaging our investors is planned and will be launched shortly.
PRAT passed during the April elections as an advisory referendum and now must get state approval to return to La Crosse County for a County Board vote and then a binding referendum before the tax payers.
PRAT would impose and extra 1/2% tax imposed on purchases made at businesses tourists could patronize. The tax is regardless of where the person lives (i.e most of it will be paid by local taxpayers).