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Lodging Tax

Notice

Notice to City of Huron Transient Rental or Hotel Owners

The City of Huron has adopted new legislation regarding your rental taxes. Huron will be adding a 3% tax to the 4% already being collected by Erie County. You can review the details and requirements of the legislation here: https://www.cityofhuron.org/government/departments/building-zoning-departments/transientrentals.

If you have any questions specific to Huron please contact: Christine Gibboney zoning@huronohio.us 419-433-5000 x103

Nothing has changed on the County end. You do not need to contact us if you are already registered and have used the online payment software. Your registration with Erie County and your Erie County account number will remain the same. The only difference is that you have a new City of Huron Tax form to use to enter your rents. Please use the same website to pay both the City and County lodging tax together. https://lata.localgov.org/ Under Tax Forms please choose Form: City of Huron (42) - City and County Lodging Tax Return When you enter your gross rents the system will calculate the Huron City 3% and the County 4% tax so you will not have to file each separately. If you have NOT registered with Erie County or if you have any questions regarding Erie County legislation please read the sections below on this page.

 

Notice

The filing date for your quarterly or monthly lodging tax return is due on the 15th of the following month or quarter.

Regulations have not changed for any Corona Virus issues. Please use our payment portal as before for your filings.

First-quarter (January-March) 2020 is due on April 15, 2020, or if you file monthly, March is due on April 15, 2020.

 

Reminder

Change of Lodging Tax filing date for 2020

the filing due date for your quarterly and/or monthly lodging tax return has changed to the 15th of the month.

Example:
  • If you file MONTHLY – Rents collected in January 2020 are due by February 15th, 2020.
  • If you file QUARTERLY – Rents collected between January 2020 – March 2020 are due by April 15th, 2020.
Please continue to use our payment portal lata.localgov.org for your filings. Additional information is available at the Erie County Auditor’s Website http://erie.iviewauditor.com or feel free to call our office at 419-627-7743.

 

2019 Lodging Tax Guidelines

AUDITOR’S OFFICE REGISTRATION OF NEW RENTAL PROPERTIES: Please fill out the attached registration form if you were not a 2018 lodging/rental taxpayer. Send it or scan and email it to our office so we can set up your rental account number which is specific to your taxing district location. You will need to know this account number when you pay your taxes on the website. We will email the account number to you. There is NO cost for registration with Erie County.

STEP 1: Registration form PDF

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR ALL OLD AND NEW RENTAL PROPERTIES: Please go online to the Localgov software website at https://lata.localgov.org/ and register your business.

STEP 2: Erie County-Localgov-Tax-User Guide Important: Please review the attached user guide before completing STEP 3.

STEP 3: Click here to register your business. You will enter preliminary information and then it will send you an activation email. Once you get the email, please click on the link to go in and activate and set up the rest of your account.

2018 Tax payments- including December or 4th Quarter 2018 payments- Please continue to send us the paper return and check via the mail.

2019 Lodging Tax payments: Please use the Localgov website starting with January 2019 rents you collect. Filings can be monthly or quarterly.

Please monitor our website for notice that the forms are ready for your tax payment and reporting.

 

Download the Hotel Lodging Excise Tax Code of Regulations (4% 2019 Regulations)