INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS: HOSPITALITY

Lodging tax solutions for hotels, resorts, and short-term rental operators

Avalara helps hospitality businesses and rental property owners succeed by researching tax rates, consolidating data, and preparing, filing, and remitting lodging taxes.

INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS: HOSPITALITY

Lodging tax solutions for hotels, resorts, and short-term rental operators

Avalara helps hospitality businesses and rental property owners succeed by researching tax rates, consolidating data, and preparing, filing, and remitting lodging taxes.

Avalara helps solve tax compliance challenges for the hospitality industry

Avalara helps solve tax compliance challenges for the hospitality industry

Challenge:
Whether you own one property or a chain of hotels, maintaining accurate tax rates and rules is a labor-intensive process. Getting rates wrong or not understanding your obligations can result in overpaying or underpaying taxes.

Solution:
Avalara experts track lodging tax rates at the city, county, and state level, and regular updates are sent to your system automatically. Avalara also helps determine which taxes you owe and which taxes are remitted by the platforms you book through.

Challenge:
Manually consolidating data to figure out your tax obligations across multiple business systems, rental marketplaces, and booking sites is a time-consuming process, prone to human error.

Solution:
Avalara can integrate with your existing hospitality marketplace and business platforms. You'll get consistent rates and reporting across your sales channels and internal systems.

Challenge:
Preparing, filing, and remitting reports for city, county, and state jurisdictions requires a lot of hands-on effort. And the problem only gets more complex if you have properties in multiple jurisdictions or rent through multiple channels.

Solution:
Offload returns preparation, filing, and remitting to Avalara. Create signature-ready returns we can file on your behalf. You can also write a single remittance check, and we’ll distribute the funds based on what you owe to each jurisdiction.

Challenge:
Customers are sensitive to overpaying taxes, and any additional charges, steps, or inconsistencies can negatively impact their experience. With so much competition in the space, you can’t afford to give them a reason to book their next vacation with your competitors.

Solution:
Create a simple, reliable booking experience by showing your customers exactly what you’re charging up front. Avalara integrates with booking platforms to provide a consistent rate, no matter how your customers make their reservation.

Need a lodging tax solution for your vacation rental property?

Avalara can help you obtain licenses, register properties, calculate lodging tax, prepare and file returns, and remit tax payments.

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Our lodging solution is with you every step of the way

Our lodging solution is with you every step of the way

Step 1

Consolidate tax data

Our experts work with you to connect with your existing business systems, allowing you to streamline by relying on a single source of information when it comes to reporting.

Step 2

Automate lodging tax compliance

Calculate lodging tax rates based on tax rules for city, county, and state jurisdictions

Apply sales tax and lodging tax across states and jurisdictions, when appropriate

Register and license properties annually and when you expand your portfolio

Step 3

Offload the burden of returns preparation and filing

Extract rental data from all your booking channels to generate reports and prepare lodging tax returns

Create signature-ready returns and outsource filing according to individual jurisdiction deadlines

Get help with out-of-cycle activities, including notice management, back-filing, and audit support

Step 4

Get the experienced support you need

Our team specializes in lodging tax. Our lodging tax content is directly sourced — not bought — and is continually researched, providing regularly updated data across a vast range of hospitality services.

—Bruno Scarabottolo
Founder and President

“I measure the value of MyLodgeTax in time savings and risk reduction. We are adding new properties very quickly, so that value increases as we grow.”

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