Jefferson Texas is the Bed & Breakfast Capital of Texas and we welcome new owners to this industry. As you are starting to get everything you need together and get your licenses and new business in order, we have a few helpful links to get you going in the right direction.
The most important first step is to have a Sales Tax I.D. number.
1) Go to The Texas State Comptrollers website to set up your State Sales and Hotel Occupancy Taxes (HOT) of 6% and to apply for a Sales Tax I.D. number. After you get your Sales Tax I. D. number then you can register with Avenuinsights to pay your city HOT tax of 7%.
2) Go to Avenuinsights to sign up to pay your city HOT tax. Click on Taxpayer login button to begin registration. http://revds.com/taxpayer/select-your-state/texas/
or call 800-556-7274 or 866-240-3365 for help to register
All Bed & Breakfasts, Hotels, Airbnbs, VRBOs, and other short term lodging establishments inside the city limits of Jefferson, Texas must collect and pay State HOT tax of 6% and City HOT tax (Hotel Occupancy Tax) of 7%.
When you have completed both steps please let the Tourism Office know so that we can add a picture of your business to the city Tourism website. We will also register you with Texas Hotel Lodging Association at no cost to you.
Looking forward to a great partnership,
The Tourism Department
City of Jefferson, Texas
903 665 3733