Short-term vacation rentals are required to remit a local hotel/motel tax to the City’s Revenue Department by the 20th day of the following month. The new Hotel/Motel Excise Tax Rate is 8 percent (8%) effective September 1, 2023. This new rate was authorized by the City of Savannah transitioning into a new Hotel Motel Tax State Authorization Clause O.C.G.A 48-13-51(b) in May 2023. To learn more and to access the current reporting form, please visit the Revenue Department online at:
Please view Hotel/Motel Tax Monthly Return Effective September 1, 2023
State Use And Sales Tax
In addition to the local hotel/motel tax, the 7% State Use and Sales Tax must be remitted to the Georgia Revenue Department by the 20th day of the following month. To pay online, you will need to “Sign Up” and “Create My User Name.” If payments are more than $500, only electronic submissions will be accepted.
To file State Sales Tax, register with the State’s Department of Revenue to obtain a State Sales Tax Number.