The City of Amarillo is clarifying who has to pay into the Hotel Occupancy Tax.
Today, the council approved a clarification of their definition of short-term residential rentals.
The changes mean that short-term rental places and bed and breakfasts will be included and have to pay into the HOT tax.
“This is an opportunity to formalize our rules to match up with the state that they updated a few years ago that clarified that short term rentals, whether it’s your house, or apartment, or another resident that you are using, you are required to pay that HOT tax for anything 30 days or less as far as rentals are concerned,” said Director of Planning and Development Services, Andrew Freeman.
That passed by a unanimous vote.