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Lodging Taxes 101: Registering to collect taxes on your short-term rental

As host, you're responsible for collecting all lodging taxes due on your short-term rental and passing them on to the appropriate tax authority....Continued

5 vacation rental management tasks to outsource and automate

For smaller companies and independent property owners, the following five tasks are just a part of an outsourcing journey that could free up your time and reduce a lot of stress....Continued

Palm Springs voters reject short-term rental ban

Property owners offering short-term listings independently or on platforms such as Airbnb, VRBO, and HomeAway will be able to continue operating — subject to the city’s strict regulations....Continued

Do I have to collect taxes on cleaning fees for my short-term rental property?

It often takes close scrutiny of the rules in your state, county and/or city to figure out what you need to do when it comes to taxes on your short-term rental. ...Continued

Texas Supreme Court rules in favor of short-term rental owner

The precedent the ruling sets could affect the ultimate outcome of legal challenges involving other Texas cities’ restrictions on short-term rentals....Continued

New Orleans City Council temporarily bans several short-term rentals

The New Orleans City Council has voted to suspend new short-term rental permits for whole-home rentals while it takes another look at the current law....Continued

Airbnb will start collecting lodging tax in Knoxville, Tennessee

Airbnb has made a deal with Knoxville to collect the city’s 3 percent occupancy tax on behalf of its short-term rental hosts, beginning June 1....Continued

Taking the leap – from property owner to property manager

Create a strategic plan, research the competition and carve a niche, acquire owners, market wisely, and automate the systems. ...Continued

Guide to selling extras to your vacation rental guests

Offering extras to your guests to purchase can take some thought and preparation. But if done right, can enhance the guest experience and generate extra income for you....Continued

How to host pets at your short-term vacation rental

Discover why you might want to consider allowing pets at your property, along with best practices to help avoid negative experiences for you and your pet-loving guests....Continued