Monday, June 25, 2012

Hotel on AF land raises issues

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. -- Questions have been raised about whether the developer of a hotel on land owned by Eglin Air Force Base will have to pay property taxes. The Emerald Breeze Resort Group signed a 50-year deal with the Air Force under the enhanced use leasing program to build and manage a resort on Okaloosa Island. The island is home to a number of hotels that pay the tax since they are not on Air Force land. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 06/19/12)