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Hotel Occupancy Tax

The Hotel Occupancy Tax is assessed against the occupants of rented rooms in hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts. Both the city and the state collect taxes from the rental of these rooms. The state rate is 6% and the city rate is 7% for a combined hotel/motel tax rate of 13%. A hotel’s owner, operator, or manager must collect hotel taxes from their guests and remit these taxes to both the local municipality as well as to the state.

WHO MUST FILE: You must file this return if you are a sole owner, partnership, corporation, bed and breakfast or other organization that owns, operates, manages or controls any hotel or motel in the City of Bastrop or its ETJ. Complete and detailed records must be kept of all receipts reported, and exemptions or reimbursements claimed so that returns can be verified by a city auditor.

Returns are due quarterly, no later than the last day of the month following each quarterly period. Failure to file this return and pay applicable tax may result in collection action as prescribed by Article 1.1200; Sec. 1.1206 Penalties.


    Hotel Occupancy Tax
    Hotel Occupancy Tax Payment Form
    Hotel Occupancy Tax Code

Property Tax
Property, AD Valorem Taxes attach as an enforceable lien on property as of January 1st of each year.  The City’s property tax is levied each October 1st on the assessed value listed as of the prior January 1st for all real and business personal property located in the City.  Assessed values are established by the Bastrop County Central Appraisal District at 100% of the estimated market value and certified by the Appraisal Review Board.


This budget will raise more revenue from property taxes than last year’s budget by an amount of $247,517, which is a 4.8% increase from last year’s budget. The property tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year is $127,981.

FY2019 Tax Rate Ordinance

Sales Tax
Sales Tax in the City of Bastrop is collected at a rate of 8.25% of the goods and services sold within the City’s boundaries.  The tax is collected by businesses making the sale and is remitted to the State’s Comptroller of Public Accounts on a monthly, and, in some cases, a quarterly basis.  The State retains 6.25%, the county retains .5%, BEDC retains .5%, and the remaining 1% is distributed to the City of Bastrop within forty days following the period for which the tax is collected by the businesses.
Local Sales Tax


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