Tourist Development FAQs

What is the tourist development tax?

Are there any other taxes and/or fees?

Who is required to pay?

How do I sign up?

How often do I have to file a return?

What is a collection allowance?

Which renters are exempt from the tax?

What if I have a long-term renter? Do I still have to pay?

If I rent to a resident of Florida or to a Pinellas County resident, do I have to collect the tourist development tax from them since they are not transients?

I only rent my property out for three months of the year to the same couple, do I have to charge them tax?

I allow friends and relatives to use my property during the year. Am I required to collect the tourist development tax from them?

A rental agent always handles my rental property. Do I need to apply for a tourist development tax account and submit monthly tax returns?

If I use a rental agent, but also rent periodically on my own, must I have my own account number or can I give the taxes to my realtor to add to their tax return?

How do I close my account or change my account information?

When is a Power of Attorney necessary?

Do I have to file a tax return even if I don’t owe any tax?

What are the penalties for non-compliance?

What remedies does the Tax Collector have available if someone breaks the law and does not collect the tourist development tax as required, or collects the tax but does not remit it to the Tax Collector?


Pinellas County Tax Collector
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