Tourist tax collections 2018

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The local 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. About 20 percent is allocated to beach renourishment. The rest is allocated to tourism-related attractions, such the South Florida Museum and the Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria piers, and administrative costs.

Resort tax increases reflect both increased visitation and improved tax collection efforts. Amounts shown were collected by tourism operators in the month specified and paid to the Manatee County Tax Collector’s Office the following month.

Manatee County numbers include Anna Maria Island cities, Bradenton, the portion of Longboat Key within Manatee County, unincorporated Manatee County and Palmetto.

To anonymously report a rental owner who may not be paying the tax, call 941-741-4809 or click here.

2018 tourist tax collections
compared to 2017 

                        Anna Maria    Bradenton Beach    Holmes Beach   Manatee County

January          ↑ 11%              ↑ 5%                        ↓ 11%                ↑ 15%           

February        ↑ 11%              ↑ 9%                        ↓ 15%                ↑ 8%

March             ↑ 30%              ↑ 17%                      ↑ 24%                ↑27%

April                ↓ 49%              ↓ 10%                      ↓ 66%               ↓ 10%

May                 ↑ 6%                ↓ 12%                      ↓ 4%                 ↑ 5%

June               ↑ 25%               ↑ 13%                      ↑ 6%                 ↑ 22%

July                 ↓ 9%                ↑ 11%                      ↓ 21%               ↑ 5%

August            ↑ 14%               ↓ 24%                      ↓ 36%               ↑ 1%

September     ↓ 2.5%               ↓ 29%                     ↓ 2%                 ↓ 18%

October          ↓ 1%                  24%                     16%               3%

Source: Manatee County Tax Collector