The Department of Taxes has announced an agreement with Airbnb to collect the Vermont Meals and Rooms Tax on payment for lodging offered by its hosts. As of Oct. 1, 2016, Airbnb is collecting and remitting the meals and rooms tax on behalf of its hosts. Refer to their press release for more details by clicking here. In addition, Airbnb will be collecting the 1% local option tax in municipalities which have this tax.
If you rent your property on a site other than Airbnb and have not been collecting the meals and rooms tax, you should contact the Department at 802-828-2551. Between now and Nov. 1, 2016, they are offering a come forward program. If you register with them before that time, you will not be liable for any back meals and rooms taxes owed.
Questions? Please call our office in Williston (802) 878-1963 or Rutland (802) 775-7132 Vermont for more information.