INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING TAX RETURN FORM
Line 14. Enter the total receipts from room rentals. Include receipts from permanent guest(s) - person(s) who
Rent any room/unit for at least 30 consecutive days - and from tax exempt gu
Line 15. Enter total amount of tax exempt and permanent guest receipts. Keep copies of all tax exempt certificates and
Line 16. Subtract Line 15 from Line 14. This is the amount on
tax is to be computed.
Line 17. Enter 4% of Line 16 to compute the tax.
Line 18. Enter 5% of Line 17 if the retu
rn is not filed or the t
ax due is not paid within 20 day
s of period covered by this return.
Line 19. Enter 1% of Line 17 for each mo
nth or fraction of a month your payment is past due. No interest is to be
calculated on the first 30 days
. Example 1 - if payment of the tax is due on March 1
and is paid on March 31
no interest is due (but the 5% penalty in line 18 must be paid). Example 2 - if the tax is due March 1
and is not
paid until April 2
, no interest is due for the period in March 1-31, but 1% of the amount in line 17 must be
included and paid for the period of April 1-2.
Line 20. Enter the total of Lines 17, 18 and 19. This is t
he gross amount due Warren County. Make check(s) payable to
ounty Treasurer” and mail with this ret
urn to: Warren County Treasurer, 1340 State Route 9, Lake
George, New York 12845.
INFORMATION ON ROOM OCCUPANCY TAX
Nature of Tax: The tax is imposed upon the occupancy of any hotel or motel accommodations in Warren County. The term “hotel or
motel” means any facility
providing lodging on an overnight basis and includes a bed and breakfast facility, inn,
housekeeping cottages with four or more units, and tourist facilities.
To Tax: The occupant, lessee, or tenant of an
y such hotel or motel accommodation is liable f
or payment of the tax. The tax is
collected by the
owner of the hotel or motel room occupied or if the owner is
not operating the hotel or motel and being paid the rent for the room occupied, then any other
person entitled to be paid the rent or charge for the
hotel or motel room occupied, including but
not limited to the proprietor, lessee, sublessee, mortgagee in possession, licensee or any
ise operating such hotel or motel.
Exemptions: 1. Occupancy for 3
0 consecutive day
s or more - perm
2. The State of New York, or any public corporation (including one created pursuant to agreement or compact wi
another state or the Dominion of Canada) improvement district or other political subdivision of the state.
3. The United States of America, or a department or agency thereof.
4. A tax-exempt corporation or association, or trust, or
community chest, fund or foundation, organized and
exclusively for religious, charitable or educational purposes, or for the prevention of cruelty to children
or animals, and no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual
and no substantial part of the activities of which is carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence
Basis and Rate The tax is 4% of the per diem rent
al rate for each room or unit.
Due Date For 20 days
after the close of the period covered by th
e return. Returns are required to be filed for the Fil
& Payment of Tax:
Penalty: 5% of the total ta
x due for failure to file the return or pay the tax within 20 days of the close of the period covered b
Interest: 1% per month o
r fraction thereof for late payment, with the first 30
days after the due date being inter
other proof of exemption, as well as all evidence of all permanent guest(s) including names, residence addresses, dates of
occupancy, and rate charged. All records must be available for inspection and examination at any time upon demand by
the Treasurer, and should be preserved for a period of at least six (6) years.