What is the penalty for late filing or remittance of the TOT?

There is a 10% late payment penalty if the return and remittance are not postmarked by the deadlines above. Interest at the rate of 10% per year computed on a monthly basis beginning on the first day following the date upon which the tax was due may be added to the tax and penalty.

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1. What is Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) also known as Hotel/Motel or Lodging Tax?
2. What is a Transient?
3. How do I register to file TOT with Loudoun County?
4. Where do transient occupancy tax dollars go?
5. If I collect TOT, do I have to have a business license as well?
6. Should the transient occupancy tax be imposed on meeting rooms?
7. How do I calculate TOT if the hotel charges include fees in addition to that of room rental?
8. Who is exempt from TOT?
9. If a company rents a room for 30 consecutive days or more and different employees occupy it during that period, is the company exempt from TOT?
10. What are the due dates for the reporting and remittance of transient occupancy taxes collected?
11. What is the penalty for late filing or remittance of the TOT?
12. What do I do if TOT was collected from a transient in error?
13. What records must I keep regarding TOT?