People who love the “good life” are packing their bags and making their way to Southwest Florida for the season. As a property owner you’re excited to welcome new renters into your home, but are you aware of the Tourist Tax? If you rent your home for less than 6 months then its your responsibility to collect a “resort, bed, transient tax” from your renters.
Go to your local county tax collector website to download the application and to verify the current tax rates. You need to complete the form in order to receive the proper tax return documents that are required when remitting taxes to your county tax collector.
Your short-term lease should have a clause about this Florida tourist development tax. Always make sure to review the tax when speaking with potential renters. Here are a few links to local county tax collectors:
Long-term and Seasonal Home Rentals in Southwest Florida