Where do transient occupancy tax dollars go?

Of the tax collected, two cents are allocated to the County General Fund, three cents are allocated to promoting tourism, travel or businesses that generates tourism, and three cents are used to fund transportation. For more information regarding the county’s budget, please visit the Loudoun County Budget Office.

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1. What is Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) also known as Hotel/Motel or Lodging Tax?
2. What is a Transient?
3. How do I register to file TOT with Loudoun County?
4. Where do transient occupancy tax dollars go?
5. If I collect TOT, do I have to have a business license as well?
6. Should the transient occupancy tax be imposed on meeting rooms?
7. How do I calculate TOT if the hotel charges include fees in addition to that of room rental?
8. Who is exempt from TOT?
9. If a company rents a room for 30 consecutive days or more and different employees occupy it during that period, is the company exempt from TOT?
10. What are the due dates for the reporting and remittance of transient occupancy taxes collected?
11. What is the penalty for late filing or remittance of the TOT?
12. What do I do if TOT was collected from a transient in error?
13. What records must I keep regarding TOT?