Who is responsible for this tax?
Hotel owners, operators or managers must collect state hotel occupancy tax from their guests who rent a room or space in a hotel costing $15 or more each day. The tax applies not only to hotels and motels, but also to bed and breakfasts, condominiums, apartments and houses. Local hotel taxes apply to sleeping rooms costing $2 or more each day.
With the numerous sporting and entertainment events around the state, many homeowners rent their homes or rooms in their house to people attending these events. Persons leasing their houses must collect hotel occupancy tax from their customers in the same way a hotel or motel collects the tax from its guests. Property management companies, online travel companies and other third-party rental companies may also be responsible for collecting the tax.
The total hotel occupancy tax rate in Mesquite is 7 percent (.07) of the cost of a room.
Monthly: On or before the last day of the month following the end of each calendar month (for example, April 30 for March activity).
Monthly reports filed after the due date shall include the tax due, together with a penalty of fifteen percent (.15) of the tax due.