(1) Effective October 1, 2022, each occupant shall pay a TLT in the amount of four and one-half percent (4.5%) of the rent. The occupant shall pay the TLT with the rent to the transient lodging tax collector. TLT amounts shall be rounded down to the nearest cent. The transient lodging tax collector shall maintain records of all rent charged and TLT payments received. If rent is paid in installments, a proportionate share of the TLT shall be paid by the occupant to the transient lodging tax collector with each installment unless the occupant pays the entire amount with the first payment.
(2) Bills, receipts or invoices provided to occupants shall list the TLT separately and must accurately state the amount of tax. All amounts listed as TLT on invoices, bills or receipts must be reported as TLT and, after collection, must be turned over to the city, provided that the transient lodging tax collector may withhold five percent (5%) of the net tax due as an administrative charge for the transient lodging tax collector’s expense in collection and remittance of the tax.