4 Replies Latest reply: May 10, 2019 1:03 PM by ha-moderator-michael RSS

    Important Tax Updates - Multiple Counties in Pennsylvania

    homeaway_community_manager HomeAway Employee

      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

      Also included is the City of Philadelphia.

      Thank you.



      Effective April 1, 2019, HomeAway will be required to collect and remit lodging taxes.

      Dear Erinn,

      Due to a law change or a collection agreement, HomeAway will soon be required to collect and remit lodging taxes for all online bookings made in your area. At that time, the tax settings page in your dashboard will be updated to reflect full details about what taxes we’ll be collecting, including rates, taxable amounts, and government(s) requiring the tax. We’ll notify you in your dashboard when this settings page is updated.

      Here’s what you need to know:

      • Lodging taxes will be collected with the traveler’s first payment.
      • You can access a report in your dashboard detailing taxes collected by reservation.
      • HomeAway will remit taxes with its own tax return, but you may still need to file a return.
      • You’re still liable for other taxes like property tax, business tax, etc.
      • HomeAway will handle all refunds of lodging taxes it collects.

      Please note that if you accept a booking prior to the effective date, you’ll still be responsible to collect and remit the lodging taxes.

      READ OUR FAQs > to learn more about lodging taxes in your area.

      Thank you,
      The VRBO Team




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