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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

The risk of short-term rental tax evasion

Because short-term rentals can be a complicated tax area with some gray zones, it can be easy to make mistakes. This can get you in tax trouble. Here are some tips on avoiding that....Continued

How to get five-star reviews from your Airbnb guests

As a short-term rental host, reviews can make a huge difference in bookings and even prices. So, it’s worth it to do whatever you can to motivate as many guests as possible to leave positive reviews....Continued

HomeAway steps up lodging tax collection efforts

Airbnb has pursued agreements with local governments to collect lodging taxes on bookings on behalf of hosts. HomeAway has lagged far behind in collecting taxes on its bookings — but that's changing....Continued

Columbus, Ohio, to begin regulating and taxing Airbnbs

The ordinance also sets new rules for online short-term rental platforms such as Airbnb, HomeAway, and VRBO. ...Continued

HomeAway offers New Orleans proposal for short-term rental rules

The online vacation rental platform is aiming to avoid an all-out ban on short-term rentals in the city while still addressing community concerns. ...Continued

Keeping up with changes in the lodging industry

Vacation rental owners need to get used to even more change coming and can’t afford to be complacent, adopt a head-in-the-sand attitude, or hope it goes back to the way it was....Continued

As the Airbnb battle heats up, lawsuits follow

Affordable housing becoming more scarce, neighborhood disruptions due to an influx of short-term renters, hotels and Airbnbs often operating under different standards and taxation: The debate rages on...Continued