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The Class 1 rate is appealing for strata owners because the commercial tax rate in Tofino is roughly twice the residential rate.
"Wed like to see a better resolution than the current one," said Martin Gee, treasurer with the District of Tofino.
He said Tofino has expressed its concerns to the province but theyre not actively lobbying for change, choosing to allow lobbying efforts to go through the Resort Task Force.
Whistler plays an integral part on that Task Force, whose mandate is to identify the barriers faced by resorts and streamline processes and policies so that investors know they are welcome in British Columbia.
OReilly said there is no way to tell if the province will change its tax policy and move to a one class system for all short-term tourism accommodations. But with support from other resort communities, he said, the case is stronger.
"Well continue to press the issue," he said.
"Weve got support from those other communities. Politically it could be very positive because its part of their Task Force and resort management.
"Its really important that we get some stability and get this resolved so that we have some confidence in the future when were trying to plan long term budgets and operations and setting rates."