Beginning October 1, Vacation Rental LBI users must collect lodging tax. Are you prepared?

What Vacation Rental LBI users need to know

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill into law imposing the same lodging taxes on short-term rentals that hotels and motels pay.

Operators of short-term rentals booked through, or any other booking site, will be required to add these taxes to guests’ bills and remit them to tax authorities.

Operators of short-term rentals need to collect and file:

    • New Jersey state sales tax (6.625%)
    • New Jersey state occupancy tax (5.0%)—May be lower than 5% if certain local taxes apply
    • Any local city taxes

For only $20/month, Avalara MyLodgeTax will handle all your lodging tax filings

Complete any required registration or licensing forms
Our tax experts will complete your New Jersey state registration forms as well as any necessary city or county forms.
Determine your exact lodging tax rate
Using your rental address, we'll determine exactly which state, county, and city tax rates you need to collect and file.
Prepare, file, and pay all lodging taxes when due
Taxes are due monthly to the state, and sometimes there is an additional city filing. We guaranteed all filings are correct and on-time.
Provide a record of all tax filings and payments
Access your lodging tax filing and payment history at any time by simply logging into your MyLodgeTax account.

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For just $20 / month, never worry about filing lodging tax returns again