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In 1988, Westchester County imposed the Room Occupancy Tax Law (Hotel Tax), whereas a tax of three percent is paid upon the rent for every occupancy of a room or rooms in a hotel in the County with at least four rentable rooms, except for a permanent resident or an exempt occupant.

Registration
Per Chapter 285, Sec. 285.06, within three days of the opening of the business, every operator must register with the county by completing these forms:

In order to register your hotel, the registration forms must be completed and returned to the address below by mail, or scanned to hoteltaxonline@westchestergov.com. The hotel will be registered with the county’s Hotel Tax division and the Certificate of Authority will be issued and sent to authorize collection of the tax.

If by mail, submit the registration to:
County of Westchester
Department of Finance - Hotel Tax
148 Martine Ave.
White Plains, NY 10601

New Hotel Tax online payment system to submit quarterly returns
Effective June 2016, county hotels are required to file their quarterly returns through the Hotel Tax online payment system.

Every hotel must file a quarterly return by signing on to the Hotel Tax online system and completing the return within 20 days from the end of the last day of February, May, August and November.

Please see Frequently Asked Questions for further information or contact us by e-mail at hoteltaxonline@westchestergov.com or by phone at (914) 995-7160.