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As used in this act:
“Retail sale” or “sale at retail” means and includes:
(1) Any sale in the ordinary course of business for consumption of whiskey, beer or other alcoholic beverages by the drink in restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels and other similar establishments;
(2) Any cover charge, minimum charge, entertainment, or other similar charge made to any patron of any restaurant, cafe, bar, hotel or other similar establishment;
(3) The hiring, with or without service, of any room in any hotel, transient accommodation, inn, rooming or boarding house;
(4) The hiring of any rolling chair, beach chair or cabana; and
(5) The granting or sale of any ticket, license or permit for admission to any theatre, moving picture exhibition or show, pier, exhibition, or place of amusement, except charges for admission to boxing, wrestling, kick boxing or combative sports events, matches, or exhibitions, which charges are taxed pursuant to section 20 of P.L.1985, c. 83 (C.5:2A-20).
“Vendor” means any person selling or hiring property or services to another person upon the receipts from which a tax is imposed.
“Obtained through a transient space marketplace” means that payment for the accommodation is made through a means provided by the marketplace or travel agency, either directly or indirectly, regardless of which person or entity receives the payment, and where the contracting for the accommodation is made through the marketplace or travel agency.
“Professionally managed unit” means a room, group of rooms, or other living or sleeping space for the lodging of occupants in the State, that is offered for rent as a rental unit that does not share any living or sleeping space with any other rental unit, and that is directly or indirectly owned or controlled by a person offering for rent two or more other units during the calendar year.
“Purchaser” means any person purchasing or hiring property or services from another person, the receipts from which are taxable.
“Residence” means a house, condominium, or other residential dwelling unit in a building or structure or part of a building or structure that is designed, constructed, leased, rented, let or hired out, or otherwise made available for use as a residence.
“Transient accommodation” means a room, group of rooms, or other living or sleeping space for the lodging of occupants, including but not limited to residences or buildings used as residences, that is obtained through a transient space marketplace or is a professionally managed unit. “Transient accommodation” does not include: a hotel or hotel room; a room, group of rooms, or other living or sleeping space used as a place of assembly; a dormitory or other similar residential facility of an elementary or secondary school or a college or university; a hospital, nursing home, or other similar residential facility of a provider of services for the care, support and treatment of individuals that is licensed by the State; a campsite, cabin, lean-to, or other similar residential facility of a campground or an adult or youth camp; a furnished or unfurnished private residential property, including but not limited to condominiums, bungalows, single-family homes and similar living units, where no maid service, room service, linen changing service or other common hotel services are made available by the lessor and where the keys to the furnished or unfurnished private residential property, whether a physical key, access to a keyless locking mechanism, or other means of physical ingress to the furnished or unfurnished private residential property, are provided to the lessee at the location of an offsite real estate broker licensed by the New Jersey Real Estate Commission pursuant to R.S.45:15-1 et seq.; or leases of real property with a term of at least 90 consecutive days.
“Transient space marketplace” means a marketplace or travel agency through which a person may offer transient accommodations to customers and through which customers may arrange for occupancies of transient accommodations. “Transient space marketplace” does not include a marketplace or travel agency that exclusively offers transient accommodations in the State owned by the owner of the marketplace or travel agency.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Jersey Statutes Title 40. Municipalities and Counties 40 § 48-8.16 - last updated February 19, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nj/title-40-municipalities-and-counties/nj-st-sect-40-48-8-16/
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