The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors voted to enact a 4% Transient Occupancy tax to go into effect January 1, 2022. Any hotel, motel, boarding house, travel campground, Air BnB or any other facilities that offer guest rooms or spots rented out for continuous occupancy for 30 days or less shall impose this tax on the transient at the time the rooms or spaces are rented out at the rate of 4%.
This tax shall be collected in trust and remitted to Pittsylvania County Commissioner of the Revenue office on or before the twentieth (20th) day of the month following the month in which the taxes are collected. Failure to remit the tax collected within the time specified shall result in a 10% penalty and 10% interest to be assessed to the original amount due.
What Are the Proceeds Used For?
As required by State Code, the proceeds of a transient occupancy tax of up to 2% can be used for general governance. Any amount above that must be used to enhance tourism. So with Pittsylvania County's Transient Occupancy Tax, half will go towards general governance, and the other half will be allocated to tourism efforts through the following organizations:
The Olde Dominion Agricultural Foundation (60%)
To Danville's Department of Economic Development, which is the designated marketing organization for Pittsylvania County (20%)
To the Pittsylvania County Library for historical tourism (20%)