We just put our vacation home in Coeur d'Alene, ID on VRBO and VacationRentals and are getting a great response. How do we figure out what the state and local taxes are and any surcharges/ travel and convention taxes/ local city hotel/room taxes, etc are???????
In Georgia the state department of revenue and county tax commissioner handle state sales tax and county lodging taxes. I would call them. Also ask them what is taxable, i.e. cleaning fees, extra firewood, extra towels - whatever you charge extra for.
We had a real stink in our area last year. All our accountants were under the impression that cleaning was not taxable as it was a separately stated item. The tax code was very, very vague so as the government was facing decreasing tax income they decided to re-interpret the code-making cleaning taxable. They then audited some of us- it was a HUGE mess.
Also, remember-if you purchase supplies over the internet and are not charged taxes, you will have to file that on your sales and use tax and pay a use tax on it. (At least we have to here in Georgia)