Lodging Tax Data Collection

Reporting Process Review

Working with the city and county associations, JLARC staff are reviewing and revising the reporting process. Please check back periodically for updates to this information.

Please see the letter (linked here in pdf format). Highlights include:

  • No report will be required for calendar year 2013: municipal reporting to JLARC will begin with calendar year 2014 and will be due to JLARC in March-April 2015.  A specific date will be established before the end of 2014.
  • JLARC will immediately begin the development of a web-based submission and reporting tool for use in reporting 2014 lodging tax expenditures.
  • The State Auditor’s Office has determined that all users of funds (including municipalities) are considered applicants and must follow relevant application procedures.
  • JLARC will not be providing advice on how to estimate tourism impacts.  JLARC recognizes however the technical difficulty of determining actual tourism impact figures: in some instances good faith estimates of actuals can be reported provided applicants and users of funds indicate how those estimates will be developed. All information (including descriptions of how actual impacts were estimated) will be available for public review.