The City of Austin's Hotel Occupancy Tax rate is 9 percent, comprised of a 7 percent occupancy tax and an additional 2 percent venue project tax. 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."
The City's local hotel occupancy tax is in addition to the 6 percent rate imposed by the State of Texas, which must be remitted separately to the State. For information on the State Hotel Occupancy Tax, please visit their website or call 1-800-252-1385.
Currently AirBnB is collecting and remitting the 6% State Hotel Occupancy Tax to the State of Texas. AirBnB is NOT collecting the City of Austin Hotel Occupancy Tax of 9%. The owner of the property is responsible for collecting and remitting the 9% City of Austin Hotel Occupancy Tax on a quarterly basis.