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12-1697. Same; tax levy by city or county; basis of tax; payment and collection; requirements prior to levy. (a) In order to provide revenues to promote tourism and conventions, the governing body of any county or the governing body of any city is hereby authorized to levy a transient guest tax at not to exceed the rate of 2% upon the gross receipts derived from or paid directly or through an accommodations broker by transient guests for sleeping accommodations, exclusive of charges for incidental services or facilities, in any hotel, motel or tourist court. The percentage of such tax shall be determined by the board of county commissioners or the city governing body and shall be specified in the resolution or ordinance authorizing the same.

(b) Any transient guest tax levied pursuant to this section shall be based on the gross rental receipts collected by any business or accommodations broker.

(c) The taxes levied pursuant to this section shall be paid by the consumer or user to the business and it shall be the duty of each and every business to collect from the consumer or user the full amount of any such tax, or an amount equal as nearly as possible or practicable to the average equivalent thereto. Each business collecting any of the taxes levied hereunder shall be responsible for paying over the same to the state department of revenue in the manner prescribed by K.S.A. 12-1698, and amendments thereto, and the state department of revenue shall administer and enforce the collection of such taxes.

(d) A transient guest tax authorized by this section shall not be levied until the governing body of such county or city has passed a resolution or ordinance authorizing the same.

(e) The collection of any county or city transient guest tax authorized to be levied pursuant to this section shall commence on the first day of the calendar quarter next following the 30th day after the date of the receipt by the department of revenue of the resolution or ordinance authorizing the levy of such tax.

History: L. 1977, ch. 93, § 2; L. 1989, ch. 60, § 2; L. 1997, ch. 185, § 5; July 1.

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