• How do we know that VRBO is sending our tax money to the state correctly?

    I'm getting conflicting stories depending on which rep I talk with.  One rep says that I gave them my tax ID number when I signed up, which I don't remember doing.  Another rep says no, that the tax payment ...
    last modified by twinmountain
  • VRBO says they emailed me about changes to tax collection in NM?

    VRBO just started paying taxes for NM rentals effective 7/1 and they claim they emailed me about the changes.    Anyone else not get their email?  I get plenty of other emails addressed to same addres...
    last modified by twinmountain
  • With No Notice -- Vrbo is Overriding My Configured Tax Rates and They Are Wrong!

    You'd think Vrbo would have learned with the Service Fee surprise strategy and given notice that they would soon start collecting taxes on my behalf, and maybe even give a preview of what they would charge.  That...
    last modified by mtnmama3740
  • State of Texas taxes now being collected by VRBO

    State of Texas taxes now being collected by VRBO.  New system not allowing collection of additional local taxes.  Customer service says to increase rates or send an additional payment request after the reser...
    last modified by dbcondo204
  • Short term tax in Massachusetts?

    Why isn't Homeaway paying the short term rental tax for homeowners in Massachusetts? It pays the tax in other states. The new legislation says that the entity collecting the tax must remit it and file the returns. Th...
    last modified by bluebaypt
  • NEW MEXICO Tax question

    My short term rental is in Taos, NM.  For taxes I understand there are Occupancy and Sales Tax due.  Which one of these is "Gross Receipts Tax"?  I pay the Sales Tax due monthly based on gross revenu...
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  • Flexible Insurance options - do they exist?

    I have never requested damage deposits or insurance of any sort. I never felt the need and never would have had a claim either. With clientele and length of stay changing, I think I need to rethink my stance and was ...
    last modified by koko
  • I am new to VRBO and looking for guidance from other owners on Insurance

    How have you approached it as an owner? Are you only leveraging the liability insurance included with VRBO or did you purchase supplemental insurance as well?
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  • Has anyone seen any Public announcement by the State of Florida or VRBO in regards to a Huge Bed Tax Check being received?

    I know when the State of Florida, or maybe more speficially some of the counties in the Miami area, started receiving there first large bed tax checks from ABB there was a big article and public statement out there. ...
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  • arizona tax

    Im very confused by this new tax business in Arizona.  I only use VRBO, I dont rent out my place by myself.  Do I even need a TPT license?  If so do I still fill out the paperwork with the state? ...
    last modified by sfisher77
  • VRBO and Taxes

    QUESTION:  If VRBO wants to collect taxes for a jurisdiction, WHY can't they allow the homeowner to enter the total percentage of tax that must be applied by law for State, County and Municipal taxes, and THEN, B...
    last modified by ashevillelookout
  • California Transient Tax/Lodging tax for short term stays 31 days or less

    The state of California has a transient tax for short term stays under 31 days, if the stay is over 31 days the tax is not charged.  How is that handled on HomeAway?  I have a renter that is wanting to rent ...
    last modified by tracyc613
  • Another Question About Homeowner Insurance Policy On Rentals

    Hello, I know this topic has been covered numerous times, but I have questions about obtaining an insurance policy for my primary residence which is also used for VRBO rentals.  I recently received a phone ca...
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  • Where can we send suggestions to VRBO, Insurance options need attention in VRBO.

    Where can I submit this recommendation to VRBO, or is this sufficient to raise awareness to VRBO. More attention is definitely needed to insure home owners can access decent short term rental insurance.   One gr...
    last modified by jenniferhwalton
  • Are cleaning and pet fees supposed to be taxed under Texas Hotel/Lodging taxes?

    I'm new to this.  From my research, we must pay the state a 6% hotel/lodging tax.  But I'm not sure whether to "click the box" for taxable for things other than the actual stay.  I.e., are Cleaning Fees...
    last modified by trikes2005
  • Important Tax Updates - Multiple Counties in Pennsylvania

    This email was sent to all affected partners on 3/20/19. Counties included:  Monroe, Carbon, Wayne, Pike, Lancaster, Westmoreland, Allegheny, Centre, Somerset, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Butler, Northampton A...
  • Do we get proof HomeAway paid guest stay tax?

    It's always something.   Of the 11% total tax our property rental tax charges, only 7% is being paid by HomeAway. 6% to the state and 1% to the county.  I will need to remit 4% to the county.  So odd ...
    last modified by lljpence
  • Can we please fix the additional payment request process??!!

    So, I had a guest request an additional night.  No biggie, this should be easy peasy.  Easy, yes, convoluted, also yes.   DEAR VRBO...  If I already have my daily rate set up as taxable at 11%, wh...
    last modified by ohst8er
  • Anyone have a successful outcome with Property Damage Protection?

    I've scanned a number of discussions about PDP and would like to hear from any owner who has had tenants cause damage and was able to collect from PDP and was happy with the outcome and the process. I was just denied ...
    last modified by jdubyab
  • how to charge for inn keepers tax

    If anyone is charging renters for a County Inn Keepers Tax?  If so how are you doing this on HomeAway/VRBO?
    last modified by kcsak555