Lodging tax requirements can vary by jurisdiction, which makes managing them a challenge. To make things easier, we offer options that simplify how you manage the taxes you’re responsible for collecting and paying to the tax authorities, helping you to focus on what you do best: delighting guests.

These tax collection options will appear in your dashboard when they’re available in your area. When they are available to you, you’ll be able to select the best lodging tax management solution for your needs. View the information below to learn more about these options.    

One or more of these tax collection options are now available in the following jurisdictions:
Canada
  • Québec 
The United States of America 
  • Colorado 
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota 
  • Montana
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

Option 1: No tax collection through Vrbo’s platform
  • You will collect, file, and pay your taxes outside of our platform.

Option 2: Collect my taxes and send them to me 
  • Automatically collect your lodging taxes during each booking.
  • Your taxes are sent to you at no extra cost.
  • Just file and pay as you normally do.

Option 3: Collect, file, and pay my taxes for me (Powered by Avalara MyLodgeTax)
  • MyLodgeTax experts register your rentals in the correct jurisdictions.
  • Automatically collect your lodging taxes during each booking.
  • Your taxes are sent to you at no extra cost.
  • Your bookings are automatically loaded into your MyLodgeTax account, ensuring accuracy and consistency.
  • MyLodgeTax prepares and files your tax returns.
  • MyLodgeTax retrieves tax funds from your account and pays your taxes.

Note: If Vrbo is responsible for some of the taxes in your jurisdiction, we will continue to collect those taxes from travelers when they book a stay and pay those taxes directly to the appropriate tax authority for any option you choose.

No tax collection through Vrbo’s platform 
If you don’t want to make any changes to your current tax collection process, you can select the No tax collection option. You will continue to collect, file, and pay the taxes for which you’re responsible to your local tax authorities. 

Collect my taxes and send them to me
We’re helping you to simplify your lodging taxes with this option for you to collect tax automatically from travelers. All lodging taxes for which you’re responsible will be added to the quote when a traveler books and sent to your bank account along with your regular payout for that booking. You’re responsible for filing and paying the taxes to your local tax authority.

To sign up, navigate to the Rate settings page from your account and go to the Taxes tab. Select the Collect my taxes and send them to me option for each listing. You’ll be prompted to enter identifying information based on your property jurisdiction. 

Your tax reports will be available under Reservation manager in the Financial reporting page.

Identifying information you may need 
To complete your tax selection, you’ll need to enter the identifying information that your local tax authority has provided to you in order to file your lodging, sales, or accommodation tax return. This information is commonly found on your lodging tax return or business license for your local jurisdiction. The following are common types of identifying information:
  • Taxpayer identification number
  • Business license number
  • Certificate of authority number
  • Tax registration number

If your jurisdiction doesn’t require registration or doesn’t issue any identification number, you may enter the address of the rental property for which you’ll pay lodging tax.

Taxes that Vrbo is required to collect and pay
If Vrbo is responsible for some of the taxes in your jurisdiction, we’ll continue to collect those taxes from travelers when they book a stay and then pay those taxes directly to the appropriate tax authorities. We’ll always collect and pay the taxes in the jurisdictions where Vrbo is held liable.

Collect, file, and pay my taxes for me (Powered by Avalara MyLodgeTax)
Avalara MyLodgeTax is a solution to simplify lodging tax filing and payment. With this option, you’ll be able to collect taxes automatically on each booking, and the taxes will be sent to your bank account along with your regular payout. When service is set up with MyLodgeTax, your booking information from Vrbo will automatically be sent to your MyLodgeTax account each month. MyLodgeTax will determine what is owed to local tax agencies, prepare, file, and pay the taxes on your behalf. 

To sign up, navigate to the Rate settings page from your account, go to the Taxes tab, and select the Collect, file, and pay my taxes for me option. You’ll then be linked to the MyLodgeTax website to complete the account sign up. If property registration is required in your jurisdiction, this process can take up to 60 days. Please note that you will not be able to collect your taxes automatically until the account sign up is complete and your MyLodgeTax service is active. Check out What is lodging tax? to find out how to collect additional tax in the meantime.

How tax collection and payment with MyLodgeTax works 
Taxes are automatically added to the traveler’s quote when they book a stay. The taxes are sent to your bank account along with your regular payout for that booking. Upon your authorization, MyLodgeTax will retrieve tax funds from your bank account in order to pay your taxes to the appropriate taxing authority when your tax return is filed.

You can sign multiple properties up for MyLodgeTax service. Once you sign up your first property from your Vrbo account, call MyLodgeTax directly to add any additional properties.

Avalara charges for the MyLodgeTax service. For any questions on pricing or services, contact Avalara MyLodgeTax directly by phone from 8 am - 5 pm MST at (877)-418-5477 or by visiting their website.

Taxes that Vrbo is required to collect and pay
If Vrbo is responsible for some of the taxes in your jurisdiction, we will continue to collect those taxes from travelers when they book a stay and then pay those taxes directly to the appropriate tax authorities. We will always collect and pay the taxes in the jurisdictions where Vrbo is held liable. 

Tax reports
If you have signed up with MyLodgeTax services, your tax reports will be available in both your Avalara account and in your Vrbo account.