first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportThe Vermont Department of Taxes announced in a press release that, beginning October 1, 2016, pursuant to an agreement with the department, Airbnb will collect and remit meals and rooms tax on payments for lodging offered by its hosts. Hosts on Airbnb will not be responsible for any back taxes they have failed to collect. For Airbnb hosts who have registered to collect the tax, the October 25, 2016 return will be the last return they will have to file unless they also rent their property using other platforms. Hosts using other platforms should continue to collect and remit the tax on those rentals.In addition to the tax collection agreement the department has made with Airbnb, the department is offering a voluntary come-forward (amnesty) program for hosts using other short-term rental platforms. Until November 1, 2016, a host who comes forward to voluntarily register with the department to collect and remit meals and rooms tax going forward will not be liable for any back meals and rooms taxes owed.The press release is available on the department’s website at Additional information on short-term rentals is available at Release, Vermont Department of Taxes, September 15, 2016; Short-Term Rentals, Vermont Department of Taxes, September 2016last_img

Vermont ~ Sales and Use Tax: Airbnb to Collect Meals and Rooms Tax; Amnesty Offered for Hosts on Other Platforms

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