WORD Will Not Tax Businesses for Second Quarter
Water Oriented Recreation of Comal County’s (WORD) board of directors voted on Wednesday to eliminate second-quarter taxes effective April 15.
The second quarter ends in June.
“This means that businesses do not have to collect or remit any taxes from customers for the second quarter,” WORD posted on its Facebook page yesterday.
Payments for first-quarter taxes, January-March, have been deferred until July 20.
“We are hopeful that these steps will aid local businesses and the visiting public to recover from the current impact of restrictions,” WORD said. Its board of directors met on April 15.
According to information on WORD’s website, the proposed 2020 budget is $1.6 million. Click here to review the budget.
W.O.R.D. issues permits to water-related businesses, which allows it to collect user fees from customers visiting the district. The majority of the collected fees are expended on services including:
- Regular clean-up efforts along the river, lake, and popular roadways.
- Law enforcement and emergency medical services.
- Contributions to local projects and organizations to promote and improve the district.
- Community education and outreach programs to promote safe and responsible water recreation.
- Public health and sanitation to include dumpsters and portable toilets for public use.
WORD is a park-and-recreation district created by the Texas Legislature in 1987 and voted for by the residents of Comal County in 1988.
The district encompasses Canyon Lake and over 30 miles of floatable water on the Guadalupe River above and below Canyon Lake. It exists within Comal County north of highway 46 to the west beginning at Guadalupe River State Park, and runs east to the New Braunfels city limits.