The email below was sent to all affected users on 12/18/18:
Effective January 1, 2019, HomeAway will be required by Kansas to collect and remit lodging taxes.
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.
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.