Hotel Occupancy Tax

Reporting & Requirements

Hotel owners, operators or managers must collect county hotel occupancy tax from their guests who rent a room or space in a hotel costing $15 or more each day. The tax applies not only to hotels and motels, but also to bed and breakfasts, condominiums, apartments and houses. Local hotel taxes apply to sleeping rooms costing $2 or more each day.

With the numerous sporting and entertainment events around the state, many homeowners rent their homes or rooms in their house to people attending these events. Persons leasing their houses must collect hotel occupancy tax from their customers in the same way a hotel or motel collects the tax from its guests. Property management companies, online travel companies and other third party rental companies may also be responsible for collecting the tax.

Rates

The county hotel occupancy tax rate is 1% (0.01) of the cost of a room.

Due Date

Monthly

20th day of the month following the end of each calendar month (for example, April 20 for March activity).

Quarterly (If Qualified)

20th day of the month following end of the calendar quarter (for example, April 20 for first quarter activity).

Penalties & Interest

Penalties

  • A $50 penalty is assessed on each report filed after the due date.
  • If tax is paid 1 to 30 days after the due date, a 5% penalty is assessed.
  • If tax is paid over 30 days after the due date, a 10% penalty is assessed.

Interest

  • Past due taxes are charged interest beginning 61 days after the due date.
  • To calculate interest on past due taxes, visit Interest Owed and Earned.

Discounts

When this tax is filed and paid by the due date, taxpayers may apply a 1% discount of the tax due on a monthly or quarterly return.