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California allows transient occupancy tax (so-called "hotel tax") - http://info.sen.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=rtc&group=07001-08000&file=7280-7283.51
7280. (a) The legislative body of any city, county, or city and county may levy a tax on the privilege of occupying a room or rooms, or other living space, in a hotel, inn, tourist home or house, motel, or other lodging unless the occupancy is for a period of more than 30 days. The tax, when levied by the legislative body of a county, applies only to the unincorporated areas of the county.
Those who plan to stay more than 30 days may use exemption form - http://www.ci.ssf.ca.us/DocumentView.aspx?DID=543
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(iii) An employee or officer of the state government or of thegovernment of a political subdivision of the state.
So, if You are using the above to Be Tax Exempt at a
Hotel, in San Francisco, California, ...
do You have to be an employee or officer of the state government or of the
government of a political subdivision of the state OF CALIFORNIA,
or can it be ANY STATE?
There are three exemptions - on the form provided - if any applies to you situation - you need to circle that exemption on the form.
Employees of state and local governments do not qualify for this exemption - only employees of the federal government or a foreign government on official business.