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These states offer financial incentives for filing lodging tax returns on time

The states listed offer incentives to taxpayers to file returns on time and in full, allowing lodging tax filers to keep a small amount of the tax they’ve collected. ...Continued

Short-term rentals in Atlantic City face new regulations

The City Council passed two new laws regulating vacation rentals in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and the city is launching an online portal this week for short-term rental operators....Continued

New year, new short-term rental rules

Several new regulations for the short-term rental industry take effect this month across the country....Continued

Malibu vacation rentals will need city permits starting January 15

A new short-term rental law in Malibu, California, requires short-term rentals to obtain a permit from the city and to include the permit number in any advertising. ...Continued

Huntington Beach legalizes hosted short-term rentals

Under the new regulations, Huntington Beach vacation rental operators must follow maximum occupancy, noise, safety code, and liability insurance rules....Continued

South Lake Tahoe allows hosted short-term rentals

The new ordinance in the city of South Lake Tahoe, California, allows hosts to rent out part of their home while they remain on-site. ...Continued

New Santa Fe law allows only one short-term rental permit per person

The new short-term rental law in Santa Fe, New Mexico, also limits the number of short-term rental permits in residential zones to 1,000 citywide....Continued

Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and La Quinta pass new short-term rental laws

While the Palm Desert City Council has voted to extend a ban on vacation rentals in residential neighborhoods to more areas of the city, nearby Rancho Mirage is banning short-term rentals altogether. ...Continued

Denver to fine Airbnb $1,000 per day for listings of illegal rentals

Under a new city law, Denver will fine short-term rental platforms such as Airbnb and Vrbo if they allow listings of unlicensed vacation rental properties. ...Continued

Honolulu makes deal with Airbnb, Expedia on short-term rental law enforcement

The platforms will share listings information with the city in monthly reports for verification that rentals are operating legally. ...Continued