N.Y. Tax Law Section 1202-R
Hotel or motel taxes in Genesee county


(1)

Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, the county of Genesee is hereby authorized and empowered to adopt and amend local laws imposing in such county a tax, in addition to any other tax authorized and imposed pursuant to this article such as the legislature has or would have the power and authority to impose upon persons occupying hotel or motel rooms in such county. The rates of such tax shall be three percent of the per diem rental rate for each room provided, however, such tax shall not be applicable to a permanent resident of a hotel or motel. For the purposes of this section the term “permanent resident” shall mean a person occupying any room or rooms in a hotel or motel for at least thirty consecutive days.

(2)

Each enactment of such a local law may provide for the imposition of a hotel or motel tax for a period of time no longer than three years from the date of its enactment. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the adoption and enactment of local laws, pursuant to the provisions of this section, continuing or imposing such a tax after the expiration of a previous local law adopted pursuant to this section.

(3)

Such tax may be collected and administered by the county treasurer or other fiscal officers of Genesee county by such means and in such manner as other taxes which are now collected and administered by such officers in accordance with the county charter or as otherwise may be provided by such local law.

(4)

Such local laws may provide that any tax imposed shall be paid by the person liable therefor to the owner of the hotel or motel room occupied or to the person entitled to be paid the rent or charge for the hotel or motel room occupied for and on account of the county of Genesee imposing the tax and that such owner or person entitled to be paid the rent or charge shall be liable for the collection and payment of the tax; and that such owner or person entitled to be paid the rent or charge shall have the same right in respect to collecting the tax from the person occupying the hotel or motel room, or in respect to nonpayment of the tax by the person occupying the hotel or motel room, as if the tax were a part of the rent or charge and payable at the same time as the rent or charge; provided, however, that the county treasurer or other fiscal officers of the county, specified in such local law, shall be joined as a party in any action or proceeding brought to collect the tax by the owner or by the person entitled to be paid the rent or charge.

(5)

Such local laws may provide for the filing of returns and the payment of the tax on a monthly basis or on the basis of any longer or shorter period of time.

(6)

This section shall not authorize the imposition of such tax upon any of the following:

a.

The state of New York, or any public corporation (including a public corporation created pursuant to agreement or compact with another state or the dominion of Canada), improvement district or other political subdivision of the state;

b.

The United States of America, insofar as it is immune from taxation;

c.

Any corporation or association, or trust, or community chest, fund or foundation organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable or educational purposes, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals, and no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual and no substantial part of the activities of which is carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation; provided, however, that nothing in this paragraph shall include an organization operated for the primary purpose of carrying on a trade or business for profit, whether or not all of its profits are payable to one or more organizations described in this paragraph.

(7)

Any final determination of the amount of any tax payable hereunder shall be reviewable for error, illegality or unconstitutionality or any other reason whatsoever by a proceeding under article seventy-eight of the civil practice law and rules if application therefor is made to the supreme court within thirty days after the giving of the notice of such final determination, provided, however, that any such proceeding under article seventy-eight of the civil practice law and rules shall not be instituted unless:

a.

The amount of any tax sought to be reviewed, with such interest and penalties thereon as may be provided for by local law or regulation, shall be first deposited and there is filed an undertaking, issued by a surety company authorized to transmit business in this state and approved by the superintendent of financial services of this state as to solvency and responsibility, in such amount as a justice of the supreme court shall approve to the effect that if such proceeding be dismissed or the tax confirmed the petitioner will pay all costs and charges which may accrue in the prosecution of such proceeding; or

b.

At the option of the petitioner such undertaking may be in a sum sufficient to cover the taxes, interests and penalties stated in such determination plus the costs and charges which may accrue against it in the prosecution of the proceeding, in which event the petitioner shall not be required to pay such taxes, interest or penalties as a condition precedent to the application.

(8)

Where any tax imposed hereunder shall have been erroneously, illegally or unconstitutionally collected and application for the refund thereof duly made to the proper fiscal officer or officers, and such officer or officers shall have made a determination denying such refund, such determination shall be reviewable by a proceeding under article seventy-eight of the civil practice law and rules, provided, however, that such proceeding is instituted within thirty days after the giving of the notice of such denial, that a final determination of tax due was not previously made, and that an undertaking is filed with the proper fiscal officer or officers in such amount and with such sureties as a justice of the supreme court shall approve to the effect that if such proceeding be dismissed or the tax confirmed, the petitioner will pay all costs and charges which may accrue in the prosecution of such proceeding.

(9)

Except in the case of a wilfully false or fraudulent return with intent to evade the tax, no assessment of additional tax shall be made after the expiration of more than three years from the date of the filing of a return, provided, however, that where no return has been filed as provided by law the tax may be assessed at any time.

(10)

All revenues resulting from the imposition of the tax authorized by this section shall be paid to the treasurer of the county and shall be credited to and deposited into a special fund of the county dedicated to tourism development and promotion, thereafter to be used only for tourism promotion and convention development; provided, however, that the county shall be authorized to retain five percent revenue from such tax to defer the necessary expenses incurred by the county in administering such tax. “Tourist promotion and convention development” is defined as costs related to advertising the county, retaining of staff to promote tourism and other tourism or convention costs recommended by said staff.

(11)

If any provision of this section or the application thereof to any person or circumstance shall be held invalid, the remainder of this section and the application of such provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby.

Source: Section 1202-R — Hotel or motel taxes in Genesee county, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/TAX/1202-R (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 6, 2024).

1201
Taxes administered by cities of one million or more
1201‑A
Credits against taxes administered by cities of one million or more
1201‑B
Additional credits against taxes administered by cities of one million or more
1201‑C
Credits against taxes administered by cities of one million or more
1201‑D
Dedication of taxes authorized for cities and counties
1201‑E
Credit
1202
Taxes administered by counties not wholly within a city
1202‑A
Hotel or motel taxes in Onondaga county
1202‑AA
Occupancy tax in the city of New Rochelle
1202‑AA*2
Occupancy tax in the city of White Plains
1202‑AA*3
Hotel or motel taxes in Schoharie county
1202‑AA*4
Hotel and motel tax in Washington county
1202‑AA*5
Hotel or motel taxes in Orange county
1202‑AA*6
Hotel or motel taxes in the city of Peekskill
1202‑AA*7
Hotel or motel taxes in Tioga county
1202‑AAA
Occupancy tax in the city of Rye
1202‑B
Hotel or motel taxes in Broome county
1202‑BB
Occupancy tax in the Village of Rye Brook
1202‑C
Hotel or motel taxes in Jefferson county
1202‑CC
Hotel or motel taxes in Franklin county
1202‑CC*2
Hotel or motel taxes in Delaware county
1202‑D
Hotel or motel taxes in Oneida county
1202‑DD
Hotel or motel taxes in the city of Hudson
1202‑DD*2
Hotel or motel taxes in Fulton county
1202‑DD*3
Hotel or motel taxes in the town of Greenburgh and specified villages therein and in the village of Sleepy Hollow
1202‑DD*4
Occupancy tax in the village of Harrison
1202‑DD*5
Occupancy tax in the village of Mamaroneck
1202‑DD*6
Occupancy tax in the village of Port Chester
1202‑E
Hotel or motel taxes in Schenectady county
1202‑EE
Hotel or motel taxes in the town of Woodbury
1202‑EEE
Hotel or motel taxes in the village of Woodbury
1202‑F
Hotel or motel taxes in Tompkins county
1202‑FF
Hotel or motel taxes in Chenango county
1202‑FF*2
Occupancy tax in the city of Port Jervis
1202‑G
Hotel or motel taxes in Cortland county
1202‑G*2
Tourist home, inn, hotel or motel taxes in Saratoga county and the city of Saratoga Springs
1202‑G*3
Hotel or motel taxes in Steuben county
1202‑G*4
Hotel or motel taxes in the county of Westchester
1202‑GG
Hotel or motel taxes in the city of Ithaca
1202‑GG‑1
Hotel or motel taxes in the town of Cornwall
1202‑GG*2
Hotel or motel taxes in the town of Newburgh
1202‑GG*3
Hotel or motel taxes in the town of Mount Pleasant
1202‑GG*4
Hotel or motel taxes in the town of Wallkill
1202‑GG*5
Hotel or motel taxes in the town of Wallkill
1202‑H
Hotel or motel taxes in Chemung county
1202‑H*2
Hotel or motel taxes in the county of Oswego
1202‑HH
Hotel or motel taxes in the city of Newburgh
1202‑HH*2
Hotel or motel taxes in the village of Cold Spring
1202‑HH*3
Occupancy tax in the village of Briarcliff Manor
1202‑HH*4
Occupancy tax in the village of Nyack
1202‑HHH
Occupancy tax in the town of Skaneateles
1202‑HHH*2
Occupancy tax in the village of Skaneateles
1202‑I
Hotel or motel taxes in Schuyler county
1202‑II
Hotel or motel taxes in the town of Goshen
1202‑II*2
Hotel or motel taxes in the village of Goshen
1202‑II*3
Hotel, motel or seasonal rental occupancy taxes in Wayne county
1202‑J
Hotel or motel taxes in Otsego county
1202‑J*2
Hotel and motel taxes in Sullivan county
1202‑J*3
Hotel or motel taxes in Chautauqua county
1202‑K
Hotel or motel taxes in Montgomery county
1202‑K*2
Hotel or motel taxes in the county of Rockland
1202‑L
Hotel and motel taxes in Ulster county
1202‑L*2
Hotel or motel taxes in the city of Canandaigua
1202‑L*3
Hotel or motel taxes in the county of St
1202‑L*4
Hotel or motel taxes in Niagara Falls
1202‑M
Hotel or motel taxes in Livingston county
1202‑MM
Hotel or motel taxes in the city of Beacon
1202‑N
Hotel or motel taxes in Rensselaer county
1202‑NN
Hotel or motel taxes in the city of Poughkeepsie
1202‑O
Hotel and motel taxes in Suffolk county
1202‑O*2
Hotel or motel taxes in the city of Lockport, Niagara county
1202‑O*3
Hotel or motel taxes in Seneca county
1202‑P
Hotel or motel taxes in Madison county
1202‑Q
Hotel and motel taxes in Nassau county
1202‑Q*2
Hotel or motel taxes in Cayuga county
1202‑R
Hotel or motel taxes in Genesee county
1202‑S
Hotel or motel taxes in Essex county
1202‑T
Hotel or motel taxes in Niagara county
1202‑T*2
Hotel or motel taxes in Ontario county
1202‑U
Hotel or motel taxes in Allegany county
1202‑U*2
Hotel and motel tax in Warren county
1202‑U*3
Hotel or motel taxes in Orleans county
1202‑U*4
Hotel and motel taxes in Cattaraugus county
1202‑V
Hotel or motel taxes in Lewis county
1202‑W
Hotel or motel taxes in Wyoming county
1202‑X
Occupancy tax in the city of Yonkers
1202‑XX
Occupancy tax in the town of North Castle
1202‑Y
Hotel or motel taxes in the city of Geneva
1202‑Y*2
Hotel or motel taxes in Yates county
1202‑Z
Hotel or motel taxes in Clinton county
1202‑Z‑1
Occupancy tax in the village of Tuckahoe
1202‑Z‑2
Occupancy tax in the village of Weedsport
1202‑Z‑3
Occupancy tax in the village of Mount Kisco
1202‑Z‑4
Occupancy tax in the town of Putnam Valley
1202‑ZZ
Occupancy tax in the village of Highland Falls
1202‑ZZ‑1
Hotel or motel taxes in the town of DeWitt
1203
Taxes administered by cities under one million
1204
Taxes administered by cities with populations of less than one hundred twenty-five thousand on request of school districts
1205
Imposition of taxes on deeds in the city of Mount Vernon
1206
Imposition of taxes on deeds in the city of Peekskill

Accessed:
Jul. 6, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 1202-R’s source at nysenate​.gov

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