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Lee County Tourist Development Tax shall be:

Payable to:
Lee County Board of County Commissioners

Payment: Must be in the form of a Check or Money Order and include the following: Nine (9) digit routing number, payable in US Dollars and drawn on a US Bank

Remit to:
Lee County Clerk of Court
Tourist Tax Collections
Inspector General Department
PO Box 2257
Fort Myers, FL 33902-2257

Taxpayers are required to file a return regardless of the amount of collection (including zero tax returns). Tax returns are due on the 1st of the month and are considered delinquent and subject to penalties if postmarked after the 20th of the month in which they are due or not filed. If the United States Post Office cancellation stamp date is different from the postage meter date on the envelope, the post office cancellation stamp date is the accepted postmark date.

To begin remitting the Tourist Development Tax, it is necessary for you to fill out an application, which will provide us with the required information to set up your account.

The following are the available Filing Options:

SEASONAL WINTER - Rental period cannot exceed three months. For rent collected between October and March, the tax return is due April 1st. Must file 1 return annually.

SEASONAL SUMMER - Rental period cannot exceed three months. For rent collected between April and September, the tax return is due October 1st. Must file 1 return annually.

SEMI-ANNUAL - Tax collected and remitted may not exceed $1000 per calendar year. For rent collected between October and March, the tax is due April 1st. For rent collected between April and September, the tax is due October 1st. Must file two (2) returns annually.

QUARTERLY - Tax collected and remitted may not exceed $2,500 per calendar year. For rent collected between January and March, the tax return is due April 1st ; collected between April and June, return is due July 1st ; collected between July and September, return is due October 1st ; collected between October and December, return is due January 1st. Must file four (4) returns annually.

MONTHLY - Does not qualify for any of the options above. Rental period is every month and the tax return is due the 1st of the following month. Must file twelve tax returns annually.

Collection Allowance
To compensate for collecting the Tourist Development Tax, an allowance of 2.5% of the amount of tax due (first $1,200.00) may be deducted from the tax remitted and paid online (maximum of $30.00) providing that the tax is remitted on time.

 
 
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