Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT)

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On February 1 2021, a new Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT) came into effect in Prince Edward County. A 4% tax will be applied on the rental price of roofed accommodation(s) for stays of 30 days or less. A portion of the revenues collected from the MAT must be spent on tourism marketing, development and management, and a portion must be spent on tourism-related infrastructure.

Individual accommodations will be responsible for collecting and remitting the tax on any overnight bookings as of February 1, 2021. Information for accommodations is available on The County's website (links on right).

In the Fall 2020, public consultation took place via an online survey to generate input on how MAT revenues should be spent.

In February 2021, industry stakeholders were invited to participate in an online consultation looking at the future of destination marketing and development. This was an opportunity to learn about the role of a Destination Marketing and Management Organization (DMMO), particularly as it relates to the use of MAT funds, and an opportunity to share thoughts as an important stakeholder in destination marketing.

If you are a tourism operator who was unable to attend the consultations, a recording of the February 16 session can be viewed here.

Tourism operators in Prince Edward County are encouraged to share their thoughts by completing this short survey on the future of Destination Development & Marketing. The survey closes March 10, 2021.

On February 1 2021, a new Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT) came into effect in Prince Edward County. A 4% tax will be applied on the rental price of roofed accommodation(s) for stays of 30 days or less. A portion of the revenues collected from the MAT must be spent on tourism marketing, development and management, and a portion must be spent on tourism-related infrastructure.

Individual accommodations will be responsible for collecting and remitting the tax on any overnight bookings as of February 1, 2021. Information for accommodations is available on The County's website (links on right).

In the Fall 2020, public consultation took place via an online survey to generate input on how MAT revenues should be spent.

In February 2021, industry stakeholders were invited to participate in an online consultation looking at the future of destination marketing and development. This was an opportunity to learn about the role of a Destination Marketing and Management Organization (DMMO), particularly as it relates to the use of MAT funds, and an opportunity to share thoughts as an important stakeholder in destination marketing.

If you are a tourism operator who was unable to attend the consultations, a recording of the February 16 session can be viewed here.

Tourism operators in Prince Edward County are encouraged to share their thoughts by completing this short survey on the future of Destination Development & Marketing. The survey closes March 10, 2021.