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    County Issues Newsletter | January 2022

    News Article | January 27, 2022

    New Reporting Deadline Approaches for Counties With Hotel Occupancy Tax Revenue

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    Counties are accustomed to providing the Office of the Comptroller of Public Accounts with annual data on local ad valorem tax collections and indigent health care costs. The 87th Legislature instituted a new reporting requirement for counties that collect hotel occupancy tax. The first report is due Feb. 20.

    This new report was enacted by Senate Bill 1655 by Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury). Under the bill, all counties with hotel occupancy tax revenue must send an annual report, including specified data regarding the rate and revenue collected, to the comptroller. Counties may submit the required data through an online form or by specifying where the information may be found on the web. Further guidance, along with detailed reporting requirements, can be found here on the comptroller’s website.

    Once the information has been received, the comptroller will post the collected data on a publicly available website.

    This chart lists the new reporting requirement, along with previously required reports.

    For information about this article, please contact Pete Winckler.