The new service, called the HotSpot Tax Center — launched in partnership with HotSpot Tax (soon to be renamed Avalara MyLodgeTax) — also offers the option for owners to pay for automated online tax filing for state and local short-term rental taxes.
The site has a tax-rate lookup tool that allows users to enter a property address to determine the tax rate for each rental transaction, the number of tax returns that need to be filed annually, the minimum number of nights a property must be booked to trigger a tax and information about required registration and licenses.
Vacation homeowners who use HomeAway to rent their property can already have rental taxes automatically added to each transaction. The addition of the tax center allows owners to easily file taxes and pay the jurisdiction on time.
For more information, go to www.homeaway.com or www.hotspottax.com/taxcenter.