Tourist tax collections were down in all three Anna Maria Island cities in January compared to January 2016.
Municipality 2017 2016 Approximate change
Anna Maria $177,388 $210,989 down 16 percent
Bradenton Beach $103,084 $110,566 down 7 percent
Holmes Beach $298,048 $392,574 down 24 percent
Manatee County total (Anna Maria Island, Bradenton, Longboat Key, unincorporated Manatee County) $1,283,223 $1,502,546 down 15 percent
Manatee County’s 5 percent tourist tax is collected from owners of accommodations rented for six months or less who charge the tax to their renters, in most cases, tourists. About 50 percent of the tax proceeds are allocated to Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau tourism marketing efforts, with 20 percent allocated to beach renourishment. Resort tax increases reflect both increased visitation and improved tax collection efforts. Amounts shown were collected in January and paid to the Manatee County Tax Collector’s Office in February. To anonymously report a rental owner who may not be paying the tax, call 941-741-4809 or visit www.taxcollector.com/tdt-evader.cfm.