The City of Austin Municipal Hotel Occupancy Tax rate is 11 percent. The City Council authorized an increase to the Municipal Hotel Occupancy Tax from 7% to 9%, effective on Aug. 8, 2019 under Ordinance No. 20190808-148. The 7 percent tax rate was authorized under Ordinance No. 900830-L approved on Aug. 30, 1990. An additional tax of 2 percent for venue projects was imposed on Aug. 1, 1998 under Ordinance No. 980709-G. These ordinances have been codified in Austin City Code; Title 11. Taxation; Chapter 11-2. Hotel Occupancy Tax through City Ordinance No. 031204-10, Dec. 4, 2003 and City Ordinance No. 031211-11, Dec. 11, 2003.
Texas law requires that each bill or other receipt for a hotel charge subject to the tax imposed for a venue project contain a statement in a conspicuous location stating: “The City of Austin requires that an additional tax of two percent (2%) be imposed on each hotel charge for the purpose of financing a venue project.”