Local Option Tax

General Information
Location
216 E Park Street
McCall,
ID
83638

Hours
Office Hours Monday - Friday
8 am to 5 pm
National Holidays Observed
City Clerk
BessieJo Wagner
Deputy Clerk & Administrative Assistant
Shay Tyler
Local Option Tax Administrator
Amanda Payne
City Receptionist & Customer Service
Sarah Edson

*The Fiscal Year 2022 Local Option Tax Funding Application Window Is Now Closed.*

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Whether you own a business in the City of McCall, or just have occasional sales within city limits, your business will need to collect and remit the Local Option Tax. 

The City of McCall has two Local Option Taxes which apply when doing business within city limits. First is our tax for streets. Outlined in City Code Title 4, Chapter 11this is a 1% tax on all retail sales (except groceries and motor vehicles) and an additional 3% for lodging (for a total of 4% on all lodging establishments for this tax). These funds are used solely for street improvements within city limits. This tax went into effect January 1, 2016 and will remain in effect until December 31, 2025. 

Click here to learn more about the streets tax

If you intend to be a vendor during an event hosted within McCall city limits, your sales at the event are subject to the 1% retail tax. Click here for more information on vending in the city of McCall.

In addition to the streets tax, there is a further 3% tax on lodging (for a total of 7% tax collected from all lodging establishments). Outlined in City Code Title 4, Chapter 12this is a 3% tax collected on all lodging (hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, short term home rentals). This money is held in a trust and then distributed to winning grant applicants for projects directly benefiting the quality of life and/or tourism in McCall.  (click here to view projects funded by this tax) This tax went into effect January 1, 2019 and will remain in effect until December 31, 2028.

Click here to learn more about the lodging tax


Important Local Option Tax Forms:

If you own a business within city limits and have not yet applied for a business license, you will want to start with applying for the business license here.

Amanda Payne
Local Option Tax Administrator
(208) 634-8929
apayne@mccall.id.us