Occupancy Tax

Each visitor staying overnight in a Buncombe County occupancy tax collecting property pays a total of four percent in hotel room tax. When that’s added to the seven percent sales tax, visitors are paying a total of 11 percent on their overnight accommodations.  Under the legislation, Buncombe County Finance collects the room tax from lodging facilities with five or more rooms on behalf of the BCTDA  who then use the revenues to promote the destination out-of-market.

Read more about the history of room tax in Buncombe County.

Learn how room tax revenues are used to increase visitation to the Asheville area through marketing and promotion.

Learn more about how $13.5 million in Tourism Product Development Fund awards are leveraged to bring new and repeat visitors to the destination.

For more information on remitting tax, where to remit tax and what rental charges should be taxed, click here.