STEP 1 Apply online. Be sure to include your Guest Information Guide and hotel occupancy tax account number with Avenu Insights (see next step). STEP 2 Register with Avenu Insights to set up your hotel occupancy tax remittance and report filing. The ordinance requires that Hotel Occupancy Taxes be assessed and collected by short-term rental operators. The Code of Ordinances authorizes a hotel occupancy tax equal to 7% of the occupant's consideration where the cost of occupancy is at least $2 per day.
On the last business day of the month after the month of collection, entities required to collect the tax must file a report and remit the appropriate taxes. Failure to submit the report and remit payment is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine and a penalty of 15% of the tax due for every 30 days that the report is not filed or the payment is not made.
STEP 3 Receive your permit when your application is approved. The permit number must appear on all advertising and online listings.
ANNUAL RENEWAL Please feel free to contact us at 1-877-352-3277 x 5 with any questions you may have about the process and the requirements under the ordinance. We would like to help you achieve compliance quickly and easily. Failure to respond to this request may result in additional enforcement actions, including fines, and could result in your ineligibility to continue using your property as a short-term rental.