Online Platforms Registered to Collect and Remit the 6% Tourist Development Tax to the Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office

The Pinellas County Tax Collector entered into agreements with the following platforms to ensure our county will receive the tourist development taxes due from every Pinellas County booking made through these platforms, which benefits our citizens and county. This simplifies the process of collecting and remitting the Tourist Development Tax which is used for promoting tourism, beach nourishment, museums, aquariums, sports, and arts and culture. The following platforms are listed in random order with the applicable effective date:

  • Airbnb – Bookings effective December 1, 2015 forward.
  • HomeAway – Bookings effective October 1, 2018 forward.
  • VRBO (Vacation Rental by Owner) – Bookings effective October 1, 2018 forward.
  • TripAdvisor – Bookings effective October 1, 2018 forward.
  • FlipKey – Bookings effective October 1, 2018 forward.
  • Misterb&b – Bookings effective June 1, 2018 forward.
  • HolidayLettings- Bookings effective October 1, 2018 forward.
  • HouseTrip – Bookings effective October 1, 2018 forward.
  • Niumba – Bookings effective October 1, 2018 forward.
  • VacationHomeRentals – Bookings effective October 1, 2018 forward.
  • VacationRentals – Bookings effective October 1, 2018 forward.

Examples with October 1, 2018, effective date:

On September 30, 2018, a customer books a rental taking place January 2019. Since the rental was booked prior to October 1, 2018, the individual that receives the payment is responsible for remitting the tourist development tax to the Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office.

On October 1, 2018, a customer books a rental taking place in January 2019. The owner requires the guest to remit the payment directly through the platform. The platform will collect and remit the tourist development taxes to the Pinellas County Tax Collector’s office.