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Hotels and Motels that paid the St. Mary’s County Accommodation Tax in 2020:

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ST. MARY’S COUNTY NOTICE OF A PROPOSED REAL PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County proposes to increase real property taxes.

  1. For the tax year beginning July 1, 2021, the estimated real property assessable base will increase by 2.3%, from $12,836,332,294 to $13,127,728,149.
  2. If St. Mary’s County maintains the current tax rate of $.8478 per $100 of assessment, real property tax revenues will increase by 2.3% resulting in $2,470,454 of new real property tax revenues.
  3. In order to fully offset the effect of increasing assessments, the real property tax rate should be reduced to $.829, the constant yield tax rate.
  4. The County is considering not reducing its real property tax rate enough to fully offset increasing assessments. The County proposes to adopt a real property tax rate of $.8478 per $100 of assessment. This tax rate is 2.3% higher than the constant yield tax rate and will generate $2,470,454 in additional property tax revenues.
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Hotels and Motels that paid the St. Mary’s County Accommodation Tax in 2020:

A & E MOTEL                                             $ 5,817.42

CAMP MERRYELANDE                            $11,753.59

CHARLOTTE HALL MOTEL                      $19,458.22

COMFORT INN                                         $39,518.71

COUNTRY INN & SUITES                        $18,123.97

CREEKSIDE HIDEAWAY                           $ 1,290.00

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EXTENDED STAY AMERICA   $ 63,942.42

FAIRFIELD INN                                           $ 36,989.23

HAMPTON INN                                         $59,995.08

HOME2 SUITES (LEX PK)                        $113,485.05

ISLAND INN AND SUITES                        $16,125.39

JUTLAND HOUSE (Airbnb)                     $      226.66

LA QUINTA INN                                         $51,136.93

MIS-BEHAVINCOM, INC                        $      219.67

MOTEL 6                                                      $ 21,280.19

N&P LLC (Red Roof)                $   3,621.70

HOLIDAY INN                                             $76,495.96

PIER 450                                                       $ 2,613.62

RED ROOF                                                   $ 8,779.44

RIVERSIDE MARINE PROPERTIES

(Dennis Point Marina camping)       $   702.83

ROBERT VANN                                          $ 1,736.83

ST GEORGE ISLAND GETAWAY, LLC   $509.15

ST GEORGE ISLAND RENTAL, LLC                        $346.50

SUPER 8                                                        $6,680.90

TOWN PLACE SUITES                              $100,143.86

TOTAL                                                           $660,993.32

LISTING OF AIRBNB RENTALS IN ST. MARY’S COUNTY

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HOW TWO OTHER MARYLAND COUNTIES COLLECT SHORT TERM RENTAL TAXES

MONTGOMERY COUNTY HOTEL TAX

About Short-Term Rentals and the Room Rental–Transient Tax

Homeowners: If you rent your home, or part of your home, for periods of 30 days or fewer, you are required to pay the County’s Room Rental Transient Tax (also known as the Hotel Tax).  The Room Rental Transient Tax requirement pertains to each instance that you rent your home, or part of your home, for 30 days or less. For rentals that are longer than 30 days there is no Room Rental Transient Tax due—these rentals must be to the same person or people for more than 30 consecutive days.

You are also required to have a license for Short Term Rentals from the County Department of Health and Human Services if you rent your home, or part of your home, for less than 30 days.

If you are renting your property for more than 30 days at a time, you probably need a Rental Housing License from the County Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

About the Room Rental-Transient Tax (Hotel Tax):

Section 52-16 of the Montgomery County Code, as amended, imposes a Room Rental-Transient Tax upon each and every person, who for a period of thirty or fewer days occupies, for compensation,  sleeping accommodations in a public or private hotel, motel, inn, hostelry, tourist home, a residential house or a room within a house, and or any other lodging located in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Who is Liable for the Room Rental-Transient Tax:

Every provider, including homeowners, that offers for compensation sleeping accommodations for a period of thirty or fewer days is liable for paying the Room Rental-Transient Tax.

As a provider that receives payments for a short-term rental you are liable to pay the tax—if you use an online broker such as, HomeAway, VRBO (Vacation Rental By Owner), FlipKey, Hometogo, Homelidays, VacationRentals, Airbnb, Craigslist, etc., you are still responsible for paying the tax. However, if your online broker pays the tax on your behalf you may provide the County proof that the online broker is submitting the tax directly to the County on your behalf.

What is the Tax Rate:

The Room Rental-Transient Tax rate is 7% of the total room rental collected. If you are booking through an online broker that collects the payment for you, the amount of the room rental collected includes the fees charged to the transient (your customer–the person using the accommodations) by the online brokers who are collecting the payment made for the accommodations.

How to apply for Room Rental-Transient Tax Account:

The Room Rental-Transient Tax Application is available on the County’s website. You can review the Room Rental-Transient Tax Application Instructions Manual on how to use it.

Tax Payment and Tax Due Date:

A Room Rental-Transient Tax Return must be filed online on or before the last day of the month for the preceding month or period. A return must be filed even if no tax is due for that specific month or period.

HOWARD COUNTY HOTEL TAX

Hotel/Motel Room Rental Tax

Any visitor who rents a hotel/motel room for no more than 30 consecutive days in Howard County must pay a county room rental tax equal to seven percent (7%) of the rental charge. 

All Federal, Maryland State and Howard County Government personnel on official government business where payment is made by the government are exempt from the tax. Anyone exhibiting an Emergency Housing Exemption Certificate issued by the Director of Finance is exempt from paying the tax.

Each hotel keeper shall collect the tax and remit those collections, along with a completed Room Rental Charge Tax Collection Report, no later than the last day of the month for all taxes collected during the previous month.

Interest of one percent (1%) is charged for each month the tax payment is late and a ten percent (10%) penalty is added after one month from the due date.

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