All hotels/motels operating in the City of Hapeville are required to obtain and maintain a current Occupational Tax Certificate from the City of Hapeville. Additionally, the establishments are required to assess an 8% excise tax on behalf of the City. The rate increased in 2020, going from 5% to 8%. The excise taxes collected are to be remitted and reported on a monthly basis utilizing the online reporting and payment system hosted by The Resource Professionals Group (TRPG). The tax is due by the 20th day of the subsequent month, i.e. taxes collected during October are due by November 20th. Instructions for registering, reporting and paying the taxes can be obtained by clicking here. The website for TRPG is http://www.trpgroup.us.
Information for contacting TRPG and registration is included in the information accessible via the link above. Each lodging establishment is responsible for contacting TRPG directly to obtain access to the online reporting and payment system. Failure to register with TRPG will not alleviate the penalties associated with late filings and/or payments. Please note that the taxes cannot be mailed directly to the City of Hapeville - the taxes must be reported and paid via the online system referenced above.