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The Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT), commonly referred to as hotel, motel, or bed tax is authorized under State Revenue and Taxation Code Section 7280. Transient occupancy is an additional source of non-property tax revenue to local government. This tax is levied in Kern County at a rate of 6% for accommodations at lodging facilities in the unincorporated areas of Kern County.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Transient Occupancy (TOT)
Kern County TOT Ordinance Revenue and Taxation Code
Affidavit of Extended Occupancy (Sample) Quarterly Transient Occupancy Tax Return
Business Registration Form Quarterly Transient Occupancy Tax Return for Delinquent Taxes
Exemption Form for State and Federal Government Agencies and Foreign Office/Diplomats Transient Occupancy Tax Estimate Review
Transient Occupancy Tax Claim Form
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