How does the City of Orange define the term "transient"?
A transient is any person who has occupancy for a period of less than 31 consecutive days. Occupants completing 31 or more consecutive days may no longer pay the transient occupancy tax (O.M.C. 5.16.020 section G). The hotel operator takes this allowable deduction on line 3 of the tax return.

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1. What is the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT)?
2. How does the City of Orange define the term "transient"?
3. How much is the Transient Occupancy Tax for the City of Orange?
4. Does the hotel operator need to use the City of Orange tax form?
5. When is the Transient Occupancy Tax due?
6. Are postmark dates valid in determining the delinquency of Transient Occupancy Taxes?
7. Does the City of Orange waive penalties and interest under certain circumstances?
8. May I use a credit card to pay my Transient Occupancy Tax via e-mail or fax?