Establishments Subject to the Tax on Lodging
A sleeping-accommodation establishment is an establishment in which at least one accommodation unit meets the following conditions:
- It is offered for rent to tourists, in return for payment, for a period not exceeding 31 days, on a regular basis in the same calendar year.
- Its availability is made public.
We consider a unit to be offered for rent on a regular basis if the rental offer is:
- habitual (continuous or frequent);
- recurrent (repetitive);
- constant (permanent or stable).
We also consider an accommodation unit to be offered for rent on a regular basis in the same calendar year if the following two conditions are met (regardless of whether the above conditions are met):
- The accommodation unit is offered for rent through a digital accommodation platform.
- The digital accomodation platform (Airbnb, for example) is operated by a person registered for the tax on lodging.
The following establishments are subject to the tax on lodging:
- hotel establishments (hotels, motels or inns);
- tourist homes (cottages, houses or furnished apartments, including those of which the operator is a tenant);
- principal residence establishments (establishments that offer, following a single reservation, accommodation in the operator's principal residence for a single person or a single group of related persons at a time that does not include any meals served on the premises);
- bed and breakfast establishments;
- educational establishments;
- camping establishments that offer ready-to-camp units (a structure installed on a platform, on wheels or directly on the ground that is provided with the equipment necessary to stay there, including self-catering kitchen facilities);
- outfitting operations; and
- certain other sleeping-accommodation establishments, such as rooming houses.
The tax on lodging does not apply to the rental of:
- a camp site (for example, a site on which you pitch a tent or park a recreational vehicle);
- an accommodation unit in a youth hostel or a resort;
- an accommodation unit rented for six hours or less, or for more than 31 consecutive days; or
- an accommodation unit rented on an occasional basis, such as:
- once a year during a festival,
- once a year during a period of absence, or
- once a year during a school break.