How to File Special Event Sales Tax

Any seller participating in a special event must file a return and remit payment of sales taxes for the event, unless the seller has remitted the taxes to the event organizer who has obtained a license as described above. If the event organizer has obtained a license, the organizer must file a return and remit payment for all sellers that have elected to remit taxes to the organizer. 

The seller’s or organizer’s return and payment must be filed and remitted by the 20th day of the month following the month in which the special event began. If the 20th falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the return and tax remittance is due the next business day. 

Special event sales tax returns can be filed online or on paper. If filing by paper, be sure to use the Special Event Sales Tax Return (DR 0098). Special event sales tax cannot be filed using a Retail Sales Tax Return (DR 0100).