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Excise Taxes / Fees
The City of Savannah collects excise taxes and fees pursuant to the City of Savannah Ordinances. Listed below are the descriptions and ordinance locations. Blank copies of each of the monthly/quarterly returns may be accessed below. 

Auto Rental Motor Vehicle Tax

Rental motor vehicle excise taxes shall be paid on or before the twentieth (20th) day following the month in which the rental occurs within the City. In addition, a completed return form shall be submitted at the time of payment.For complete details please read Article F - Excise Tax on Rental Motor Vehicles of the Revenue Ordinance.

Please click here for the Auto Rental Motor Vehicle Tax Return form.

E-911 Emergency Telephone Service Fee
E-911 Emergency telephone service fee shall be paid no later than sixty (60) days after the close of each calendar quarter by all telephone service suppliers operating within the City of Savannah. For complete details please read Article I - E-911 Emergency Telephone Service Fee of the Revenue Ordinance.

Please click here for the E-911 Return form.

Hotel / Motel Excise Tax

Hotel / Motel Excise taxes shall be paid on or before the twentieth (20th) day following the month in which the occupancy occurs within the City. For complete details please read Article E - Hotel/Motel Tax of the Revenue Ordinance.

Please click here for the Hotel/Motel Tax Return form.

Liquor-by-the-Drink Excise Tax

Alcohol beverage-by-the-drink excise taxes shall be paid on or before the twentieth (20th) day following the month in which the liquor or distilled spirits for consumption are sold by the alcohol licensed establishment within the City. For complete details please read Article S - Excise Tax on Liquor by the Drink of the Revenue Ordinance.

Please click here for the Liquor-by-the-Drink Excise Tax form.

Occupancy Fee
The hotel / motel occupancy fee is required for all hotels and motels in order to provide funding for the operation of the Water Ferry System and other convention related costs, including transportation for city-side conventions held at the Trade Center. For complete details please read Article V – Special Service Districts of the Revenue Ordinance.

Please click here for the Occupancy Fee form.

Preservation Fee
The preservation fees are required for all sightseeing tour companies which conduct tours within Savannah. For complete details please read Article T – Tour Service Fees Revenue Ordinance.

Please click here for the Preservation Fee form.

Wholesaler Excise Tax
Wholesale excise taxes shall be paid on or before the twentieth (20th) day following the month in which the alcoholic beverages are sold by the wholesaler within the City. In the event that a wholesaler who normally services the Savannah area has no sales, a wholesale tax return is still required. For complete details please read Article D – Alcoholic Beverage Excise Tax in the Revenue Ordinance.

Please click here for the Wholesaler Excise Tax form.