A visitor's tax is a tax that your state or your municipality may require on the rental of rooms (this tax is also known under the following terms: 'accommodation tax', 'local tax', 'sales tax', 'local city tax', 'tourist tax' or 'hotel tax').
The amount of the visitor's tax and its terms and conditions vary by city, county, state and country. It applies in general to the price of the accommodation and to the other linked fees, such as the cleaning fee or the fee for an additional guest. In certain places, the visitor's tax can be calculated as the tax per person per night.
There are some general exceptions for the long stay holidays, which are exempted by a certain number of nights.
Generally, the visitor's tax is paid for by the guest upon arrival, but the obligation of paying the taxes back to the government is meant for the host.
We advise our hosts to familiarize themselves with these local laws and regulations and that they respect them.