Transient rental income is income received from any guest, resident, or other occupant to whom lodging and other services are furnished under a license to use real property for less than 30 continuous days. It is deducted from the state retail sales tax and is not an additional tax for the customer. It allows for sharing of the state retail sales tax with cities and counties.
Transient rental income is reported by hotels and motels on their excise tax return so funds can be distributed to local government.
The funds are used solely for the purpose of paying all or any part of the cost of tourism promotion, acquisition of tourism-related facilities or operation of tourism-related facilities.