Olson & Olson LLP now offers clients the opportunity to have the firm collect City delinquent hotel occupancy taxes through a no risk contingent fee agreement. Under this agreement, the firm will take all appropriate measures to collect delinquent hotel occupancy taxes with no financial obligation to the client unless the collection efforts are successful.
Generally, collection efforts include:
- Correspondence with hotel owners demanding payment of delinquent taxes;
- Filing and prosecuting a civil suit under Chapter 351 of the Texas Tax Code;
- Negotiating settlement agreements; and
- Collection of court-ordered/agreed payments.
Chapter 351 of the Texas Tax Code allows a municipality to collect, in addition to the taxes owed, attorneys fees, audit costs, and penalties equal to 15% of taxes owed. This statutory mechanism provides Olson & Olson LLP with the means to handle all aspects of the Hotel Occupancy Tax collection process, from start to finish, at no expense to the client. If your municipality has any hotels or motels that are delinquent in their Hotel Occupancy Tax payments, our lawyers are ready and available to manage the collection efforts.