|Re: Guest room fees||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Ann Zabaldo (zabaldoearthlink.net)|
|Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:11:01 -0800 (PST)|
> > Ann wrote: > >> Currently, the TVC guest rooms offer a revenue stream that’s fairly >> important for us — about $3k per year. >> <snip> >> BTW — it’s not the TAXES that are the issue. Taxes are GREAT! >> (We’re providing a service and bringing in some much needed revenue!) >> Rather, it’s falling under the hotel and hospitality regulations which >> are labyrinthian in DC. THAT is terrifying … :-) On Dec 18, 2014, at 7:56 PM, Eris Weaver <eris [at] erisweaver.info> wrote: > > Which brings up a good question...are those communities that charge for guest > rooms claiming that income when you do your taxes? Are you adhering to your > municipality's rules about bed taxes, etc? It's not a very big leap from > "it's our shared guest room" to "we're running an illegal inn." How do you > handle that? > > (Tourism is a big part of our local economy - we are having BIG kerfuffles > over things like airbnb) Not a lawyer … I don’t know the answer to these questions specifically. These would be municipal regulations. We have maintained — and so far have been ok w/ "the powers that be” — with having this “fee” be a donation. Some people do not ever pay. Some people make an additional contribution. AirBnB is hot in DC. I went to a presentation on starting an Air BnB in your home in DC. Lots of nice, complex, ornery DC regulations for those who venture into this world. Best -- Ann Zabaldo Takoma Village Cohousing Washington, DC Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC Falls Church VA 703-688-2646
- Re: Guest room fees, (continued)
- Re: Guest room fees Sharon Villines, December 18 2014
- Re: Guest room fees Ann Zabaldo, December 18 2014
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