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Tourist Development Tax

Tourist Development Tax (TDT) strengthens our local economy by supporting Palm Beach County's tourism industry. Anyone who offers accommodations for short term rental (six months or less) is required to collect Tourist Development Tax which is 6% of total taxable rental receipts. TDT is an add-on tax and is collected from the tenant at the time rent or accommodation charges are collected. TDT is paid in addition to state sales tax.

Palm Beach County Requirements

Anyone offering accommodations for short term rental in Palm Beach County must comply with these important requirements:

  • You must create a TDT account with the Palm Beach County Tax Collector's Office using the TDT online portal.
  • You must obtain a Local Business Tax Receipt (BTR) for Short Term Rentals for each rental property.
  • You must file and remit taxes using the TDT online portal by the 20th every month, including months with no rental activity.
  • Payment is due at the time of filing. Please note that once payment is made, it cannot be changed.

Establish a TDT Account

If you have read and understand these requirements, you are ready to Establish a TDT Account.

Existing TDT Clients

If you have already established a TDT account, you can log in to the portal here:

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