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Pennsylvania Hotel Room Tax Rate Increase

  • Apr 28, 2016 | Gail Cole

 Higher tax rates on room rentals in Pennsylvania.

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
  • Homestead
  • 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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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.