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Louisville, Kentucky, and Airbnb announce tax agreement

Airbnb will start collecting the tax from guests on behalf of hosts April 1 and Louisville expects it to generate approximately $950,000 a year in revenues....Continued

Why your vacation rental business needs a strategic and operational plan

Whether you only rent a few weeks a year or your goal is to achieve maximum occupancy in every season, the principles of running a small business apply....Continued

Columbia, Missouri, Visitors Bureau reviewing new tourist tax

Adding the 5 percent lodging tax to Airbnb and short-term rentals would increase the bureau’s budget by $44,000 annually....Continued

Vast majority of Hawaii’s short-term rental hosts on the Big Island do not collect lodging taxes

Pressure is growing to regulate short-term rentals and currently there are several government proposals that deal with the issue....Continued

10 easily overlooked tax deductions vacation rental hosts can claim

There are many deduction opportunities for hosts but they might not all be obvious, so it pays to do a little research to make sure you aren't missing out....Continued

Georgia’s Walker County seeks new lodging tax

The tax would apply to county-owned property located in incorporated cities as well as properties located in unincorporated areas of the county....Continued

10 reasons to invest in short-term vacation rental property

More and more buyers are considering short-term rental properties as investments. Here are some reasons why....Continued

Short-term rental properties: 7 things you need to know before you invest

Knowing a few things about how the short-term vacation rental market works can be a huge factor in creating a successful business....Continued

Portland and HomeAway make a deal on lodging tax collection

The short-term vacation rental site and the city have been embroiled in lawsuits since 2015 but have finally reached a settlement....Continued

New short-term rental rules for Vail start today

Strict new rules for short-term rentals go into effect March 1. The regulations establish several requirements for short-term vacation rental operators....Continued