How do Stewards manage taxes?

Yonder Stewards are responsible for collecting taxes and paying the proper tax authorities. Depending on your local laws these taxes will vary but here are some that typically apply: 

United States Income Tax 

  • 1099-K forms are sent out to Stewards who have been paid out over $20,000 and had more than 200 payouts in a calendar year. Unless the specified criteria has been met, the IRS does not require Yonder to send out 1099-K forms to our Stewards. 
  • We recommend consulting with a personal tax advisor for further guidance as well as visiting the IRS website for more information. 

Occupancy Tax 

  • Yonder can assist in collecting this tax if you include a tax percentage on your listing. This will add a percentage to the total cost of the booking, and guests will need to pay for this percentage. It is then your responsibility as a Steward to pay these taxes to proper tax authorities. 

Value Added Tax (VAT) 

  • Value Added Tax, or VAT, is a tax that is incrementally assessed on the supply of goods and services. Depending on the country your listings are located, you may need to assess VAT on the services you provide. We recommend consulting with a tax advisor in your jurisdiction for help in assessing VAT on the services you provide.  

UK  

  • Yonder hosts are responsible for Value Added Tax. These taxes are not charged on the booking and are paid out by hosts based on the total revenue of the booking.   

Tax percentages by state, at-a-glance

We’ve partnered with Avalara to provide you with an overview of lodging tax percentages by state. 

Since tax regulations can vary by location, business type, or the amount of money you earn, we encourage you to do your research to see if any additional taxes apply to you. Ensure that you’re properly following all local laws and that you understand the rules as they apply to the experiences you offer. 

If you have any questions, please connect with your Steward Advocate

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State 

Lodging Tax Rates

Alabama

5% state lodging tax for Mountain Lake counties 

4% for all other counties

Alaska

None

Arizona

5.5% state TPT

Arkansas

6.5% state sales tax plus 2% state tourism tax

California

None

Colorado

2.9% state sales tax

Connecticut

15% state room occupancy tax

Delaware

8% state lodging tax

Florida

6% state sales tax

Georgia

4% state sales tax plus $5/night (nightly tax only for certain facilities) 

Hawaii

14.16% on Maui, 14.69% on Hawaii and Kauai, 14.96% on Oahu

Idaho

6% state sales tax plus 2% travel and convention tax

Illinois

6% state hotel tax

Indiana

7% state sales tax

Iowa

5% state hotel tax

Kansas

6.5% state sales tax

Kentucky

6% state sales tax plus 1% state transient room tax

Louisiana 

4.45% state sales tax

Maine

9% state lodging tax

Maryland

6% state sales tax

Massachusetts

5.7% state room occupancy tax

Michigan

6% state use tax

Minnesota

6.875% state sales tax

Mississippi

7% state sales tax

Missouri

4.225% state sales tax

Montana

7% lodging facility sales and use tax

Nebraska

5.5% state sales tax plus 1% state lodging tax

Nevada

None

New Hampshire 

9% state rentals tax

New Jersey

6.625% state sales tax plus 5% state occupancy tax

New Mexico

5.125% state gross receipts tax

New York

4% state sales tax

North Carolina

4.75% state sales tax

North Dakota

5% state sales tax

Ohio

5.75% state sales tax

Oklahoma

4.5% state sales tax

Oregon

1.8% state lodging tax

Pennsylvania

6% state sales tax

Rhode Island

7% state sales tax plus 6% state hotel tax, (13%) if renting a hotel or room;

7% state sales tax plus 1% state hotel tax, (8%) if renting a whole house

South Carolina

5% state sales tax plus 2% state accommodations tax

South Dakota

4.5% state sales tax plus 1.5% state tourism tax

Tennessee 

7% state sales tax

Texas

6% state hotel tax

Utah

4.7% state sales tax plus 0.32% state transient room tax

Vermont

9% state rooms tax

Virginia

4.3% state sales tax plus 1% local sales tax

Washington

6.5% state sales tax

West Virginia

6% state sales tax

Wisconsin

5% state sales tax

Wyoming

4% state sales tax 


No Rendering of Advice: The information contained within this article is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute a professional tax or financial planner. This information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, a tax planner-client or financial-planner-client relationship. Online readers or users are advised not to act upon this information without seeking the service of a professional tax and/or financial planner.

 

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