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Hawaii Occupancy Tax for Timeshares

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Does anyone know what the current occupancy tax is in Hawaii for a 1 bedroom timeshare? Specifically the Marriott Kauai Beach Club.
 

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Occupancy tax is based on maintenance fee so different for different size unit. You can call the resort front desk and ask them.
 

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I looked on Redweek and it indicated that the taxes for a one bedroom villa are $13.42 per day.
 

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Just so folks don't confuse the three taxes:

The Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) is collected each day from the occupant, by the resort. It's based on fair market value, which is apparently derived from square footage of the unit, per a Marriott rep. For Example a 1BR MOC Lahaina unit is a bit over $21, while the studio is less than $2/day... the two BR is around $23. Apparently the ratio from studio to to 1BR is a bit strange.

The TAT (10.25%) and the GET (4.5%, 4% on Maui) are paid by the owner or broker directly to Hawaii. It is based on the gross rent collected, with a minor nuance I won't elaborate on. The total is 14.75%, except Maui which is 14.25%.
 

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If I use my timeshare points in Hawaii, I have to pay additional local taxes?
 

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I think this is a
The Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) is collected each day from the occupant, by the resort. It's based on fair market value, which is apparently derived from square footage of the unit, per a Marriott rep. For Example a 1BR MOC Lahaina unit is a bit over $21, while the studio is less than $2/day... the two BR is around $23. Apparently the ratio from studio to to 1BR is a bit strange.
I think this is actually the TSO, from the TAT brochure that @BingoBangoBongo posted in post #4. It is calculated based on the maintenance fee.

19. How is the TSO tax calculated? The TSO tax is the appropriate tax rate multiplied by the fair market rental value of the time share and multiplied by the number of days the time share is occupied.
20. What is fair market rental value? The fair market rental value is one-half of the daily maintenance fee paid by the owner. The maintenance fee includes maintenance costs, operational costs, insurance, 6 repair costs, administrative costs, taxes other than the TAT, resort fees, and other costs (for example, payments required for reserves or sinking funds).
 

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On my last week's bill from MOC - Lahaina, it says $25.50 per night VOCC TAX for 2 Bedroom. It was $21.25 last year. I don't think it is based on MF because the MF has not increased by 20%. I remember the front desk mentioned that it is based on the size of the unit.
 

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On my last week's bill from MOC - Lahaina, it says $25.50 per night VOCC TAX for 2 Bedroom. It was $21.25 last year. I don't think it is based on MF because the MF has not increased by 20%. I remember the front desk mentioned that it is based on the size of the unit.
Was your unit possibly a 1BR last year?
 

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If I use my timeshare points in Hawaii, I have to pay additional local taxes?
Yes, you will pay the daily occupancy tax mentioned above..
 

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If you do an II exchange but arrive late, do they still tax you for week or just the days you are there?
 

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It was 2 BR too. For the MOC old building, the 2BR tax last year was $18.97, will report after this week what the new fee will be.
I would think the MF is different between Lahaina and the old section. So you can't necessarily compare year over year at what is two different properties.
 

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If you do an II exchange but arrive late, do they still tax you for week or just the days you are there?
It should be solely for the days you check in, as it hits the card you use at registration on a daily basis.
 
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