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Hawaii legislation may force Airbnb to collect taxes from guests

State lawmakers in Hawaii have passed legislation that would require short-term rental platforms such as Airbnb, HomeAway, and VRBO to collect taxes on bookings on behalf of their hosts....Continued

New short-term rental rules starting in California, Colorado, and Hawaii

As a vacation rental host, it's wise to know about several new rules going into effect in various locations in the U.S. over the next few months....Continued

Court rules against Airbnb in Santa Monica case

The ruling permits the city to once again enforce all the provisions of the law, including tax requirements. ...Continued

New rules for Denver Airbnbs start in April

The city of Denver, Colorado, has new rules for short-term rental operators that will go into effect April 10. ...Continued

New Mexico law requires all vacation rentals to collect lodging taxes

The new law closes a loophole that exempted short-term rental hosts offering fewer than three rooms from collecting local lodging tax....Continued

New York City subpoenas Airbnb, HomeAway for host data

The city wants to force short-term rental platforms to turn over data for approximately 20,000 listings in order to see which vacation rental hosts might be breaking the law. ...Continued

Judge blocks Hawaii from subpoenaing Airbnb host records

Hawaii First Circuit Court Judge James Ashford ruled the state failed to prove that a substantial number of Airbnb hosts are disobeying tax laws. ...Continued

San Antonio vacation rental hosts face February 11 registration deadline

The measure requires short-term rental operators to register for Hotel Occupancy Tax collection, register for a city permit, and pay a $100 fee, with a $100 renewal fee every three years....Continued

New year brings changes to short-term rental rules

Communities across the country have passed laws that went into effect starting January 1, and short-term rental hosts should be aware of the changes. ...Continued

South Lake Tahoe City Council reacts to lawsuit, court order on new short-term rental rules

The Council wants to move forward with phasing out short-term rentals in residential areas, while delaying enforcement of stricter occupancy rules....Continued