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Lodging marketplaces to collect and remit Idaho tax starting January 2018


 Lodging marketplace providers (e.g., VRBO) must collect and remit Idaho taxes starting Jan. 1, 2018.

HomeAway, VRBO, and other short-term rental marketplaces that book lodging on behalf of property owners are required to collect and remit lodging taxes on behalf of their Idaho hosts starting Jan. 1, 2018. Airbnb already collects occupancy taxes on behalf of its Idaho hosts, having entered into a voluntary agreement with the Idaho State Tax Commission in 2016.

Temporary lodging (30 days or less) in Idaho is subject to several different taxes: local sales tax (where applicable), state sales tax, and travel and convention tax. Rentals in the Greater Boise Auditorium District are also subject to the Greater Boise Auditorium District Tax.

Property owners or managers are required to collect and remit applicable taxes whenever short-term rentals are not booked through a lodging marketplace (i.e., when a lodger books directly with the lodging provider).

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Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.