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Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT)

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The Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT), also known as room tax or bed tax, is a tax collected by an operator from each guest, or transient, with the room payment and, subsequently, remitted to the City of Palm Springs.   (Please refer to the Palm Springs Municipal Code for definitions of hotel, guest room, operator, transient and rent.)

Current Transient Occupancy Tax rates are as follows:  13.5% for Group Meeting hotels and 11.5% for all other hotels.  These rates have been in effect since January 1, 2002.  Council acted to increase rates after authorization was given by Palm Springs' voters in the November 2001 election.

The Palm Springs Room Tax Ordinance, a condensed version of Palm Springs Municipal Code Chapter 3.24, Transient Occupancy Tax, is available by clicking here. A complete version of the Municipal Code regarding TOT is available in a PDF format below or by clicking here.  

For further assistance regarding the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT), please contact the Room Tax Division at (760) 323-8226.

RELATED INFORMATION:
Transient Occupancy Tax Return
TOT Calendar for 2019 with Due Dates and Delinquent Dates
TOT Policy Clarification: TOT Taxability of Extra Fees and Charges Such as Resort Fees
Notice to Hotel Operators on Ownership Transfer
Application for TOT Registration Permit 
Municipal Code Chapter 3.24, Transient Occupancy Tax (Complete)

TOT REPORTS:
Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Collections by Month, FY 2019-20
Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Collections by Month, FY 2018-19
Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Collections by Month, FY 2017-18
Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Collections by Month, FY 2016-17
Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Collections by Month, FY 2015-16
Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Collections by Month, FY 2014-15

Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Collections by Month, FY 2013-14
Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Collections by Month, FY 2012-13
Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Collections by Month, FY 2011-12
Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Collections by Month, FY 2010-11
Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Collections by Month, FY 2009-10
Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Collections by Month, FY 2008-09
Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Collections by Month, FY 2007-08

  

To receive the Monthly TOT Report via email, click here to submit your request.

 

Related Links:

Click here for information on Vacation Rentals

Click here to view the TOT Audit Guideline and Worksheet


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