Atlantic City trams now charging 18-cent luxury tax on rides

The company that runs Atlantic City’s boardwalk tram cars has been fined $40,000 for not collecting a luxury tax and is now charging patrons an extra 18 cents to ride.

The Press of Atlantic City reports B&B Parking was audited by the state of New Jersey in November after failing to collect the 9 percent state luxury tax for months.

Tim Boland, manager of B&B’s trams, said the service began charging customers the tax last Friday.

The company is barred by city law from raising its rates to cover the luxury tax. That means riders either need to hand over 18 cents, or drivers need to carry coins and count out 82 cents of change.

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