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Albuquerque, Taos pass new short-term rental laws

Albuquerque, Sante Fe, and Taos are three New Mexico locales updating their vacation rental regulations....Continued

Oahu short-term rentals back in business after long pandemic shutdown

The island has moved on to its next phase of economic reopening, which includes allowing legal vacation rentals to operate....Continued

Vacation rental hosts responsible for collecting Palm Beach County tourism tax, state Supreme Court action confirms

Hosts must create a tourism development tax account with the Palm Beach County Tax Collector's Office and obtain a local business tax receipt for each rental property. ...Continued

California Coastal Commission approves Laguna Beach vacation rental rules

The ordinance bans new short-term rental units in residential neighborhoods, but allows residential properties in commercial areas to operate as vacation rentals....Continued

Aspen short-term rental hosts must get business license, vacation rental permit under new law

New requirements will make it easier for the city to track vacation rentals and more effectively collect lodging taxes from them....Continued

Part of Miami Beach short-term rental law still valid, court rules in reversal

The Third District Court of Appeals ruled that while the high fines in Miami Beach are illegal, that doesn’t invalidate the rest of the ordinance....Continued

What is ‘The Masters Rule’ and what does it mean for short-term rental taxes?

Vacation rental hosts may erroneously think The Masters Rule relates to local lodging taxes, but this is incorrect. The rule only applies to rental income you report on your federal income tax return....Continued

Chandler, Arizona, creates new rules for short-term rentals, including taxation

Chandler's city code has been changed to allow for more oversight of short-term rentals and subject them to city taxes....Continued

Ann Arbor cracks down on short-term rentals

Ann Arbor, Michigan, has passed a law placing new restrictions on short-term rentals amid concerns that vacation rentals are diminishing the available housing stock for permanent residents....Continued

Cathedral City to phase out vacation rentals

Cathedral City, California, also passed new resolutions on enforcement, fees, and penalties. The new measures go into effect October 9....Continued