I received a notice that Airbnb would begin collecting and remitting my occupancy taxes in Utah beginning 10/1/16. The instructions from AirBnB state that this will be noted on my listing and will be visible on my bookings. I cannot find anywhere on my listing that notes the taxes will be collected, and I just had a booking yesterday (10/28) that doesn't not seem to indicate taxes are being collected. Has anyone else had the automatic tax process implemented and if so, can you provide me any guidance? I just want to make sure the correct amount is being collected.
Also, any idea how they file the taxes on our behalf if they haven't asked for my tax id?
I have the same question for Colorado, where Airbnb is beginning to collect and remit occupancy taxes on behalf of hosts as of February 1. I can't tell if they are adding the tax to the guest total, then remitting that to the state (and if so, how, under whose tax id registration, and how do I reflect that on my own return, if at all), or are they deducting it from the what the host gets, then remitting it to the state? If it's the latter, I need to gross up the rate to cover it. Any help would be appreciated.
Hi! I know this dates back to 2016 but I have a similar question.
I have read in an article that Airbnb collects and remits taxes on the Host's behalf and it is the Host's responsibility to file tax return. I already called Utah State Tax Commission and the csr told me I needed to file a zero return if all the bookings are in Airbnb. If there are any bookings outside Airbnb, I would need to collect, file and pay for it.
I am confused now if I still have to file a return for those remittances made by Airbnb. Is there a report I can find that shows how much was remitted and when it was remitted to Utah State Tax Commission? I can see how much has been collected from the guests but I'd like to know when those were remitted and how much was remitted each time before I go on and file a 0 tax return.