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Software help for managing your Airbnb

Busy hosts can get technological help with many of the tasks associated with running a short-term rental. ...Continued

A guide to Airbnb tax forms

When you’re operating a short-term rental, tax obligations come with the territory. And with tax obligations come tax forms....Continued

Selling a vacation rental: your keys to success

Laying the groundwork for a successful sale should come well in advance of deciding to sell your vacation rental property....Continued

How to respond to negative Airbnb reviews

A negative review can actually offer an opportunity for you to demonstrate how great a host you really are — if you respond in the right way. ...Continued

“Stay Here” doesn’t tell the whole story of running a successful Airbnb

The new Netflix show understandably focuses on the more glamorous side of short-term rentals while glossing over the not-so-glamorous tasks of successfully running a short-term rental....Continued

Airbnb starts collecting short-term rental lodging tax for hosts in several California cities, counties

While Airbnb may collect taxes for you in your area, you need to be aware that Airbnb may not be taking care of all your lodging tax compliance requirements. ...Continued

Breckenridge, Colorado, adds new Airbnb regulations

The new regulations include setting up a 24-hour hotline for residents to call with complaints about short-term rentals....Continued

Airbnb, HomeAway sue New York City over new short-term rental law

The law requires online rental platforms such as Airbnb, HomeAway, and VRBO to provide data on hosts to the city every month. ...Continued

Honolulu mayor proposes Airbnb law overhaul

A new law would restrict whole-home short-term rentals, legalize opportunities for residents to share their homes for short-term stays, and require online rental platforms to submit monthly reports....Continued

10 tax tips for short-term rental hosts

Be aware: Taxes go hand in hand with an income-producing business. Here are 10 helpful tips specifically for hosts on what you need to know about taxes for short-term rentals. ...Continued