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DATE ISSUED: 12/10/00

Washington County Adds 2 Percent Tourist Development Tax

Beginning January 1, 2001

Effective January 1, 2001, sales tax dealers in Washington County must begin collecting a 2 percent tourist development tax for transient rental transactions occurring within the county. This increase is the result of the Washington County Board of County Commissionersí adoption of Ordinance No. 2000-6. The combined tax rate for Washington County transient rentals will be 9 percent. This consists of:

6% - State sales tax

1% - Discretionary sales surtax

2% - Tourist Development tax

The tourist development tax must be collected by every person in Washington County who rents, leases, or lets for a consideration any living quarters or accommodations in any hotel, motel, apartment house, multiple unit structure (e.g., duplex, triplex, condominium), rooming house, tourist or mobile home court (trailer court, R. V. Camp, etc.), single family dwelling, garage apartment, beach house or cottage, cooperatively owned apartment, condominium parcel or mobile home for a term of six months or less. These taxable transactions are defined as "transient rentals." Transient rentals that are exempt from sales tax are also exempt from the tourist development tax.

In December, you will receive your 2001 sales tax coupon booklet and instructions. This package will also contain your 2001 Annual Resale Certificate. Since the mailing of the 2001 sales tax returns have already been prepared, the sales tax returns in this booklet WILL NOT have the new transient rental rate for Washington County. In early January, you will receive another mailing containing corrected 2001 sales tax returns, which WILL HAVE the correct transient rental rate. Please use the tax returns with the correct transient rental rate.

 



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References:

Ordinance No. 2000-6

Section 125.0104, F.S.