How do I register?

Just fill out this simple one-page registration form and send it to the City Controller’s office via email, mail, or drop-off. The Controller will then provide you with a certificate of authority, which authorizes you to collect the tax on behalf of the City. By law, you must display this certificate of authority on the premises so that your guests can see it. Please note that the certificate is non-assignable and non-transferable and must be surrendered immediately to the Controller upon the cessation of business at the property/hotel named on the certificate or upon its sale or transfer.

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1. Who is required to file for City of Ithaca hotel room occupancy tax collection and payment?
2. How do I register?
3. When is tax due?
4. How do I pay the tax?
5. What if I did not collect any tax during a given quarter?
6. How do I calculate the tax?
7. Are there late fees and penalties?
8. How should I reference the tax on the customer bill?
9. What do the tax revenues support?
10. Why did the City of Ithaca create this tax?
11. Who else is supporting the Downtown Ithaca Conference Center?
12. Are the Tompkins County Hotel Room Occupancy Tax and the City of Ithaca Hotel Room Occupancy Tax the same thing?
13. I am an Airbnb host. How do I collect and pay the tax? Doesn’t Airbnb collect and remit the City room tax on my behalf?
14. What types of stays are exempt from the tax? How does this work?
15. I still have questions. Who should I reach out to?
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