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Hotel & Restaurant Taxes - 12-Month Tax Return

For the convenience of our taxpayers, links have been established to download the Tourist Tax Return forms that will assist businesses in assessing how much they owe. The forms are in Excel spreadsheet format and contain macros that assist with the calculations of the taxes. The instructions appear below.

Please download the forms that are appropriate for your business as well as the instructions for completing them.

  • AB Return (.xls)
    This return is for Restaurants and Food and Beverage Facilities that collect the tax at 1%.
    • Facility is not located in a hotel or motel.
    • Facility is not located in incorporated Cities of Miami Beach, Surfside or Bal Harbour.
    • Facility has a Consumption on Premises License.
    • Facility has gross food and beverage sales in excess of $400,000.
  • FB Return (.xls)
    This return is for Restaurants and Food and Beverage Facilities that collect the tax at 2%.
    • Facility is located in a hotel or motel.
    • Facility is not located in incorporated Cities of Miami Beach, Surfside or Bal Harbour.
  • CO Return (.xls)
    This return is for Hotels and Transient Facilities that collect the tax at 3%.
    • Facility is a hotel, motel or rental property.
    • Facility is located in the incorporated City of Miami Beach.
  • CT Return (.xls)
    This return is for Hotels and Transient Facilities that collect the tax at 6%.
    • Facility is a hotel, motel or rental property.
    • Facility is located in Miami-Dade County.
    • Facility is not located in the incorporated Cities of Miami Beach, Surfside or Bal Harbour.
    • Facility is not using the return to report sales from food and beverage sales.
  • CF Return (.xls)
    This return is for Hotels and Transient Facilities that collect the tax at 6% and report Food and Beverage sales in the facility at 2%:
    • Facility is a hotel, motel or rental property.
    • Facility is located in Miami-Dade County.
    • Facility is not located in the incorporated Cities of Miami Beach, Surfside or Bal Harbour.
    • Facility is using the return to report sales from food and beverage sales as well.

Instructions for Preparing the 12-Month Tax Return

1 - The first column is the Collection Month.  This column does not need to be altered.  Any column in RED cannot be changed.

2 - The second column is for Transient Rentals. Any column in GREEN is for data entry.

3 & 4 - * The third and fourth columns are for the Average Occupancy and Average Rate. Any column in BLUE is not used in the calculation of your tax liability. * Only Transient Lodging Facilities need to complete these columns.

5 - The fifth column is for Transient Tax Exempt Rentals.

6 - The sixth column is for Taxable Food and Beverage Sales.

7 - The seventh column is for Food and Beverage Tax Exempt Sales.

8, 9 & 10 - The eighth, ninth and tenth columns ask for the date you plan to send the return to the Miami-Dade County Tax Collector’s Office. It uses the format (Year, Month, Day). The program is defaulted to show a current postmark, and it will automatically adjust your Collection Allowance.  If you are mailing your return late, please adjust the date accordingly and it will automatically add Penalties and Interest.

11 - The final columns show the date the return must be postmarked by to be current.

All of the returns for the year are entered in the main sheet. On the bottom of the sheet there are tabs to enable the viewing of each month.

Below the data entry section there is an icon for each month. Left click the icon for the desired month to print the return. The correct amount will appear either above the icon for January – June, or below the icon for July – December. If you are making a payment for any other amount than the amount shown, you must contact the Tax Collector’s Office at 305-375-5587.  You must print a copy of your return and enclose it with your payment and mail it to:

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR
CONVENTION AND TOURIST TAX SECTION
200 NW 2ND AVENUE
MIAMI, FL 33128

If your account is not eligible for the category of tax, the area will be shaded in RED and will not require an entry.  The return for your account was designed based on the specifications shown in our current database. If you have any questions or believe you received the wrong type of return, please contact the Tax Collector’s Office at 305-375-5587.

Instructions for Year-End and Resetting the Form

  • On the sheet titled Information, there is a gray icon to Reset For Next Year.
  • If you left click the icon, it will clear all of the information and advance the calendar in the program to the next year.
    ** Please be advised of the following:
    If you click the icon the information will be gone permanently, it is suggested that you do a File, Save As, first to ensure you will not lose any information.
    In the event the year is not correct you can enter it manually in the green area next to year and it will bring up the correct calendar.
  • You can use the information on this sheet to correct addresses and names. If you have any questions regarding the municipality you may contact us directly.

 

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