- hotels (including full service, limited service, small hotels)
- Bed and Breakfast
Application of the MAT
Effective April 1, 2019 the Town of Huntsville is implementing a 4% Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT) on hotels in Huntsville.
The MAT applies to all rooms used for rental accommodation and continuous stays of 30 days or less for:
The tax only applies to the room cost portion of rental accommodation. Other hotel services, including meeting room rentals, food and beverage, room services, internet and phone charges, are excluded from the tax provided they are itemized separately on the bill.
If your accommodation was booked and paid for prior to April 1, the tax will not be applicable. If it was booked before April 1, but paid for on April 1, or later, the tax is applicable
Guest Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is this a mandatory or voluntary tax?
3. Are other charges by accommodation providers exempt from the Municipal Accommodation Tax?Yes. The Municipal Accommodation Tax is only applied to the total purchase price of your accommodation (i.e. room fee). It does not apply to amenity fees or service charges including meals, room incidentals, valet services or parking. However, to be exempt from the Municipal Accommodation Tax, these amenities and services charges must be separately itemized on the invoice/bill.