Pennsylvania Hotel Room Tax Rate Increase
- Apr 28, 2016 | Gail Cole
Local county hotel room rental taxes in Pennsylvania may be increased from 3% to 5% under HB 794 (Act No. 18), which took effect April 20, 2016.
In addition to allowing higher rates, the legislation imposes a 1.5% per month penalty on hotel operators for failure to timely remit the tax.
The tax applies to the following types of lodging:
- Bed and breakfast
- Campground cabins (with beds and running water)
- Guesthouse, rooming house
- Hotel, motel, inn
The tax increase is authorized in all counties except Philadelphia County. For additional information, please see HB 794.
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