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(1) Interest shall be added to the overall tax amount due at the same rate established under ORS 305.220 for each month, or fraction of a month, from the time the return to the tax administrator was originally required to be filed to the time of payment.

(2) If a transient lodging tax collector fails to file a return or pay the tax as required, a penalty shall be imposed in the same manner and amount provided under ORS 314.400.

(3) Every penalty imposed, and any interest that accrues, becomes a part of the financial obligation required to be paid and remitted to the tax administrator.

(4) The tax administrator shall deposit all taxes, interest, and penalties collected under this section to the credit of the fund receiving lodging tax revenues.

(Section 3.784 added by Ordinance No. 17282, enacted March 24, 1975; and amended by Ordinance No. 20673, enacted July 25, 2022, effective October 1, 2022.)