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Texas Governor and Airbnb Provide Breaks in Wake of Hurricane Harvey

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation in Texas, relief efforts are affecting the vacation rental industry. The state is providing tax relief, and additional help is being offered by the vacati...Continued

How to handle lodging taxes during the solar eclipse

If you’re planning on renting out your property during the 2017 solar eclipse, be sure to remember your lodging tax obligations....Continued

Cats with Claws – California Lodging Tax Jurisdictions Clamp Down

It has been noted before that many cities across the country are cracking down on short-term and vacation rentals.  They’re taking concerted measures to both restrict vacation rentals or to find those...Continued

The Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Attend The HomeAway Summit

The HomeAway Summits are always great opportunities to learn the latest trends in the lodging industry, how to optimize your own vacation rental, and to network with other owners - as well as the Home...Continued

Zen and lodging taxes

“Be the tax, Danny.” Lodging taxes get a bad rap.  The topic of “taxes” generally makes people squirm and conjures up ominous images of black-suited tax agents.  When someone purchases a vacation r...Continued

The Top 5 Lodging Tax Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

There are many potential mistakes that vacation rental property owners can make when it comes to lodging tax.  With over 13 years in the industry, we’ve just about seen them all, however some tend to ...Continued

Beware of Men In Black!

This is a blog post I wish I didn't have to write.  I don't like to talk about things that are unpleasant.  However, the harsh reality is that there is a day of reckoning coming for many unwitting vac...Continued

The IRS launches Sharing Economy Tax Center, but it won’t help you with lodging tax

This week, the IRS unveiled its new Sharing Economy Tax Center to help active participants in the sharing economy navigate the many income tax considerations associated with common income-earning acti...Continued

How Does MyLodgeTax work?

We know how we do what we do, but do you?  Lodging taxes can be a confusing subject – sometimes explaining them and how we automate your lodging tax compliance can be difficult.  In this short & fun a...Continued

Lodging tax timing trauma - an example

Ok, so you know about lodging taxes and are confident you can tackle them yourself.  You’ve prepared your own income tax return in the past – how hard can this be?  Well, for starters, for most people...Continued