Transient room tax is collected by the City of Grants Pass. "Transient" means an individual who occupies or is entitled to occupy space in a hotel for a period of 27 days or less. Every operator renting space for lodging or sleeping purposes shall collect a tax from the transient. An operator, for each hotel in the city, shall register within 15 days after beginning business using the room tax registration form (PDF).
The rate of the tax is 9% of the taxable rents collected for each quarter and the operator of the establishment may withhold 5% of the tax collected to cover the cost of collecting and remitting the tax to the city. For reporting you may use the transient occupancy tax return (PDF).
The rental periods and due dates are as follows:
1st Quarter - January 1 through March 31, due April 30,
2nd Quarter - April 1 through June 30, due July 31,
3rd Quarter - July 1 through September 30, due October 31,
4th Quarter - October 1 through December 31, due January 31.
Transient room tax funds are used to fund public safety, parks, tourism, economic development and downtown area program activities.