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Question about Accommodation Tax added to Strip hotels

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by owenmc60, Jan 5, 2014.

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  1. owenmc60

    owenmc60 Low-Roller

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    Hey guys, slowly progressing with my Vegas 2014 plans. I've just booked some hotels on the Strip and have some questions about the mightily confusing Accommodation Tax.

    Now I initially thought the 12% Accommodation Tax was added to the resort fee charges, but I now believe it's also added to the total price of the stay?

    Is this charged at check-out like the resort fee? Can someone help me understand how all this works?

    Thanks in advance!!
     
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    If you are paying for the room, it is added to your total at check out. The tax is also added to the 1 nite charge to reserve. This is at every hotel as far as I know. If your room is comped....no tax
     
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    Ok, so lets say hypothetically speaking, the cost of a 1 night stay at a Strip hotel was $100, upon checkout I would have to pay an extra $12 for the tax and whatever the resort fee was? Is an extra 12% added to the resort fee also?

    Thanks for clearing this up for me, it'll help me plan exactly how much I'll be paying to each hotel upon checkout.
     
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    The resort fee is considered part of the hotel rate, and the 12% tax is therefore applicable to the resort fee. :blah:

    (Hotel Base Rate + Resort Fee) * 1.12 = Total Cost.​
     
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    owenmc60 Low-Roller

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    Thanks so much guys for helping me get my head round this, it's really gonna help to keep a tab on whats been paid and whats to pay!

    All this additional tax business is confusing, especially from a Brit who's used to the price shown to be the price you pay (any tax like VAT is simply included in any price quoted).

    Am I right in thinking a sales tax of 8.1% is added to pretty much anything I buy over there too? (gonna have to bring a calculator around with me haha!)
     
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    Exactly. The only issue for the OP is if the room is prepaid through a holiday package of some sort. If you have paid for the room then the room tax will be included. But...expect to pay the resort fee + tax at checkout.

    Accommodation tax is nothing new. It has been there for as long as I have thought about Vegas, although the rate has changed over the years.
     
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    Aha, now this is a curveball. I booked the Mirage via a 3rd party UK site (paid in £) and it said tax included. In that instance would I be looking at just paying the resort fee (+12% on top of the fee) upon checkout? Or will I still get lumped with paying the full 12% on the cost of the booking?
     
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    If you have paid for the room upfront then you will have to pay resort fee + tax at checkout. Currently $25+tax AFAIK. :beer:
     
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    Thanks again to all that answered, I'm pretty sure I get the whole Accommodation Tax stuff now! Roll on Aug!!! :beer: :beer:
     
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    You will not need a calculator. They will add it automatically for you. If you are trying to guess at expenses, just use 10% in your head. Much easier to deal with.
     
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