Transient Room Tax

The transient room tax is a tax imposed on the privilege of occupancy for transients in Klamath County. The tax is imposed on the transient, collected by the operator and remitted to the Tax Collector. All operators must be registered with the Tax Collector's office.

Anticipated Changes in Transient Room Tax

Hearings will be held on Tuesday November 22, 2011 at 9:15 a.m. and Tuesday December 6, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. in the Commissioners' Hearing Room 219 at 305 Main Street to take public comment on proposed changes to the transient room tax.

The proposed changes include modifying Klamath County Code Section 603.300 Due Date, Returns and Payments. Specifically the modifications are to change paragraph 6 as indicated below:

  • (6) If the operator has complied with the terms of this Chapter and particularly the provisions of this section relating to prompt payment of taxes due and payable to the Tax Administrator, he shall be permitted to deduct as a personal collection expense 7% of the amount of the taxes collected as shown by the return mentioned in paragraph 3 of this section.