Sales and Lodging Tax Basics
This section provides an overview of sales & lodging tax requirements for vacation rentals.
Zoning! Restrictions on Vacation Rentals
This section provides a background on a growing issue in the Vacation Rental industry, municipalities or HOA's that restrict or prohibit vacation rentals.
Examples of how Vacation Rental Taxes Work
This section is an example of how the basic tax calculations work.
Why is Vacation Rental tax Compliance Important
We offer our thoughts on why tax compliance is important to you and the industry.
Back Taxes--What to do About Periods Where You Didn't Collect the Taxes
Most states have programs that allow for taxpayers to become compliant and catch-up on periods where the tax should have been collected and paid, but was not.
Frequently Asked Questions
VR Taxes in the News
Travelers Alter Plans Due to High Travel Taxes
Travel Agent Central(4/11)
High taxes alter travel plans, according to a new study by the U.S. Travel Associationís newly formed Travel Tax Institute.....
North Carolina sales tax to decrease 1.0%
NC DOR-North Carolina (6/11)
The North Carolina budget passed by the legislature in late May allows the temporary 1% state sales tax rate increase enacted by the 2009 General Assembly to expire. Effective July 1, 2011 the state sales tax rate will decrease from 5.75% to 4.75%.
Chicago condo units (vacation rentals) must follow hotel operating standards...
Chicago Sun-Times (6/24)
Condominium owners who turn their units into hotel suites (vacation rentals) would have to maintain the same rigid operating standards as hotels, under a crackdown advanced Wednesday...
Make room for room tax
Cape Cod Times-MA (06/11)
The battle to impose tax equity on private vacation rentals on Cape Cod continues this month on Beacon Hill....
Tough times push landlords into black market rentals
Herald Tribune-Sarasota FL (4/11)
Sarasota real estate agent Gerard Pirot was not the only person who broke the county's ordinance against short-term rentals last year.....
Colorado ski town scour slopes for cold cash
Wall Street Journal- Colorado (08/11)
Some tony Colorado ski towns are cracking down on people who rent out their homes without paying taxes, as local governments keep scouring the tax terrain for hidden revenue....
Lake County struggles with delinquent vacation home properties not paying taxes
TheLedger.com- Lake County, FL (3/26)
For most of the past decade, the growth in short term vacation homes has been concentrated locally in Polk and Osceola counties, with large sections of Davenport and Kissimmee attracting new vacation homes hoping to tap into this region's large tourism market......
City zeros in on vacation rental tax scofflaws
Aspen Daily News-Aspen, CO (8/11)
A controversial proposal to tax and regulate Aspen homeowners who privately rent their properties has caught the attention of some critics...
City of Austin begins work on short-term rental regulations
Community Impact, Austin TX (4/11)
A committee of the City of Austin Planning Commission heard a round of suggestions April 19 as part of a city-initiated review of potential code changes that target short-term rental properties....