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Short-term rental taxes to rise in two Hawaii counties

Starting January 1, Kauai County and Hawaii County will add local surcharges to the state general excise tax....Continued

Taxes rise on short-term rentals in King County, Washington

The increase comes as the King County Convention and Trade Center tax expands to lodging businesses with fewer than 60 units, including short-term rentals....Continued

Airbnb to collect lodging taxes for listings in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Gulf Shores is the No. 1 short-term rental market for Airbnb in Alabama. More than 27,000 Airbnb guests visited the city in 2017, generating $4.9 million for hosts....Continued

San Diego referendum plan puts new Airbnb law on hold

The new law will be on hold until either the public votes on it or the City Council takes action to rescind the law or put a new one in its place....Continued

Understanding the Airbnb tax reporting process

There are two different types of taxes that need to be reported for short-term rentals: income taxes and lodging taxes. Here’s what you need to know about reporting for each....Continued

HomeAway starts collecting lodging taxes for hosts in New Jersey

New Jersey is one of the few states where HomeAway collects more types of short-term rental taxes for its hosts than short-term rental giant Airbnb....Continued

New Jersey short-term rental tax goes into effect despite confusion

As of October 1, a new lodging tax is in effect for all New Jersey short-term rentals that are either privately listed or arranged through online rental platforms....Continued

The 6 most common lodging tax mistakes Airbnb hosts make

Here are six common mistakes short-term rental hosts make as they navigate the ins and out of lodging taxes ....Continued

Software help for managing your Airbnb

Busy hosts can get technological help with many of the tasks associated with running a short-term rental. ...Continued

A guide to Airbnb tax forms

When you’re operating a short-term rental, tax obligations come with the territory. And with tax obligations come tax forms....Continued