The Province of Ontario enacted the Transient Accommodation Regulation 436/17, which came into effect December 1, 2017 and provides the necessary provisions for municipalities across Ontario to implement a Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT). City Council approved a mandatory MAT on January 31, 2018.
MAT is payable on the purchase price of the room portion of rental accommodations for stays of four hours or more. Other 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.
HST is also payable on the MAT portion.
The Municipal Accommodation Tax does not apply to the following accommodations:
Interest and penalties apply on any overdue remittance at a monthly rate of 1.25 per cent from the first day after the tax remittance is due. Interest will apply each month thereafter on the principal amount owing during such time as the default continues at a rate of 15 per cent per annum.
A non-sufficient funds (NSF) charge of $40 will be applied to all remittances not honoured by a financial institution due to insufficient funds.