Why do some hotels collect tax after a permanent resident gives written notice?

Some hotels collect tax after a permanent resident gives written notice because a hotel is liable for tax if a guest fails to stay for 30 consecutive days and thus may prefer to collect tax and then later give the guest a refund or credit.

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1. What is considered a hotel under the Hotel Tax?
2. Who has to collect hotel taxes?
3. What is the hotel tax rate?
4. What government agency handles hotel taxes?
5. Is there hotel tax on meeting or banquet rooms?
6. Who does not have to pay state and local hotel taxes?
7. Why do some hotels collect tax after a permanent resident gives written notice?
8. Are Texas state agencies and their employees exempt from hotel taxes?
9. Are local government agencies and their employees exempt from hotel taxes?
10. How does a hotel guest claim a hotel tax exemption?
11. What do hotels need to verify a hotel tax exemption?