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Monthly TDT Information
Tourist Development Tax collection showed a 7.29%  increase in South Walton for January 2024 compared with the previous year. Total collections for January 2024 in South Walton were $1,367,735.39. Year-to-date for FY24 (Oct - Jan), South Walton collections are up 8.13%
The Tourist Development Tax, or bed tax, is a 5% tax collected on hotels, condos, and other short-term rentals south of Choctawhatchee Bay. It is the best way to gauge visitation and demand trends in South Walton. The revenue supports tourism marketing and beach operations efforts, including cleaning and maintaining beaches, lifeguards, destination improvements, and preservation initiatives.
Tourist Development Tax collection on short-term rental accommodations north of the Choctawhatchee Bay totaled $28,146.74 for January 2024. Collections for January represent a 6.99 % increase, or $1,226.62 compared with the previous year. 
The Tourist Development Tax, or bed tax, for the reporting period is a 3% tax collected on hotels, condos, and other short-term rentals north of the Choctawhatchee Bay. It is the best way to gauge visitation and demand trends. 


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The mission of the Walton County Tourism Department is to direct and manage activities that will strengthen the Walton County brand in the tourism marketplace, in order to increase the region’s tourism economy. If you'd like to review a compilation of the progress that the Tourism Department achieved on its 2019-2021 Strategic Plan, followed by new and continuing goals, objectives and potential tactics of the 2022-2025 Plan, CLICK HERE

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