If you rent out your home or vacation property for periods of less than 90 days, you are required to collect Haywood County Occupancy Tax. The money collected from the occupancy tax is used to market and promote the county as well as fund special events and festivals, with a goal of bringing more visitors to Haywood County.
Collecting the tax benefits you in the following ways:
A free listing in the annual Haywood County Visitors Guide (print and digital versions), published by the Tourism Development Authority
Access to listings of potential visitors who have inquired about Haywood County
The bottom line is this: The more money collected as a result of the occupancy tax means more money with which to promote and market the county. That, in the end, means more visitors and business for you. And remember, you are required to charge, collect, file and pay the occupancy tax. If you fail to do so, you are breaking the law and will be penalized.