Tax Guide for Short-Term Rentals

Tax Guide for Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO and More

Stephen Fishman


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The complete tax guide for Airbnb and other short-term rental hosts

As a short-term rental host, you’re entitled to many valuable deductions and other tax benefits. This book—the first of its kind—shows you how to pay no more tax than necessary on your rental income while complying with IRS rules.

Learn everything you need to know about taxes, including:

  • what deductions you should be taking
  • how to report your short-term rental income
  • how to deduct losses
  • vacation home and tax-free rental rules
  • how to allocate costs when you rent a room in your home, and
  • how to keep proper records.
Whether you rent your property through Airbnb, FlipKey, HomeAway, TripAdvisor, Craigslist, or VRBO, you want to make sure you understand these tax rules. That way, you can rest assured you are making the most out of your hosting business without risking problems with the IRS.


Stephen Fishman:
Stephen Fishman is the author of many Nolo books, including Deduct It! Lower Your Small Business Taxes, Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide and Home Business Tax Deductions: Keep What You Earn—plus many other legal and business books. He received his law degree from the University of Southern California and after time in government and private practice, became a full-time legal writer.