What do the tax revenues support?

All City room tax revenues will be dedicated to support the Downtown Ithaca Conference Center. The new 50,000+ square foot Downtown Ithaca Conference Center will be located at the current site of the western section of the Green Street Garage in the 100 block of East Green Street and will take up of first three floors of a mixed use building with 181 units of housing above. The Center will include a second floor ballroom of 11,000 square feet, a full banquet kitchen, and a junior ballroom of more than 5,000 square feet and is expected to generate 22,000 new room nights and $8.3 million in new visitor spending annually.

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1. Who is required to file for City of Ithaca hotel room occupancy tax collection and payment?
2. How do I register?
3. When is tax due?
4. How do I pay the tax?
5. What if I did not collect any tax during a given quarter?
6. How do I calculate the tax?
7. Are there late fees and penalties?
8. How should I reference the tax on the customer bill?
9. What do the tax revenues support?
10. Why did the City of Ithaca create this tax?
11. Who else is supporting the Downtown Ithaca Conference Center?
12. Are the Tompkins County Hotel Room Occupancy Tax and the City of Ithaca Hotel Room Occupancy Tax the same thing?
13. I am an Airbnb host. How do I collect and pay the tax? Doesn’t Airbnb collect and remit the City room tax on my behalf?
14. What types of stays are exempt from the tax? How does this work?
15. I still have questions. Who should I reach out to?
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