Hotel Occupancy Taxes

Every person owning, operating, managing, or controlling any hotel or collecting payment for occupancy in any hotel shall collect the Hotel Occupancy Tax from their guests for the City of Pilot Point.

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Tax Rates

The City of Pilot Point’s Hotel Occupancy Tax rate is 7 percent. The City’s tax is in addition to the 6 percent rate imposed by the State of Texas, which must be remitted separately to the State. For information on the State Hotel Occupancy Tax, please visit their website or call 1-800-252-1385.

Reporting Requirements

Every person required to collect the Hotel Occupancy Tax must file a Report of Hotel Occupancy Tax with the City of Pilot Point Financial Services Department showing the consideration paid for all room occupancies in the preceding month, the amount of permanent (30-day) and other exemptions granted, and the amount of the tax collected on such occupancies. A payment in the amount of the tax collected must accompany this report. Reports and payments are due on the 30th day of the month following each monthly reporting period (for example, month ending March 31 is due April 30). A report is required even if no taxes are collected during the quarter.

If the due date falls on a weekend or holiday, the next business day is considered the due date. The valid U.S. Postal Service postmark date will be considered the payment date. In addition, because postmark dates may be controlled internally using mailing machines, the City's Financial Services Department must receive your report within five business days from the postmark date, or the return will be considered delinquent.

On the first day after the due date of the report, a 15 percent penalty will be assessed on the tax due. The tax imposed by this by city ordinance that is not paid when it is due shall draw interest at a monthly rate of 1 percent from the due date. Certain state employees (judicial officials, heads of agencies and members of state boards and commissions) are exempt from paying local taxes.