Solve for X – The Short Term Rental Tax Gap

Harmari recently released a 20-minute training video on the technical challenges associated with detecting short term rentals (STRs, also known as STVRs) that are non-registered or under-reporting for lodging tax (also known as TOT, transient lodging tax, transient occupancy tax, bed tax, accommodations tax, etc).  Key metrics are discussed that help estimate identification and monitoring

New device may solve short term rental noise issues

David Krauss, the founder of NoiseAware, has developed technology that detects party house activity, excessive noise and alerts the short term rental (STR) operator before the neighbours complain and the cops show up.  Marketed as a “smoke detector for noise”, the device works by connecting wirelessly to the residence’s network, and will notify by email

What to expect after regulating Short-Term-Rentals

Many municipalities and counties are considering what to do regarding short term vacation rentals in their neighbourhoods.  Here are some reasons in favour of a regulated, licensed environment: Level the playing field for the Hospitality Industry AirBnb is currently seeking funding at a valuation of $30 Bn, which puts its valuation larger than Hilton Worldwide

Facts about Host Compliance LLC

The short term rental compliance industry has very recently sprung up as a major concern amongst cities and counties in North America.   The challenge of ensuring compliance is that many of the major short term rental listing sites do not fully identify the name of the operator/manager and address of the properties offered.  Host Compliance

Harmari by LTAS Awarded Contract for Santa Fe Short Term Rental Compliance

November 1, 2016 LTAS Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce a contract in response to the City of Santa Fe Request for Proposal for Short-Term Rental (STR) Compliance Software and Services. Santa Fe selected LTAS and its Harmari™ Taxcrawler service to analyze, identify via public record, and continuously monitor all Short Term Rentals advertised on

Short Term Rental Compliance

Many municipalities have seen an increased need for short term rental compliance within their jurisdiction to ensure compliance with building code, zoning laws, and business licensing requirements enforce a ban on sensitive neighborhoods and subsidized housing collect on transient occupancy taxes or lodging taxes level the playing field between hotels and private short term rentals

Detect Contraband Tobacco on grey/dark web

A high cigarette tax is motivation for many to seek out suppliers that sell low-priced counterfeits, cigarettes diverted from low-tax jurisdictions (such as an Indian reservation or from Virginia). In all cases it is some form of tax evasion and taken very seriously by revenue agencies. Harmari Search plays an active role in detecting all

Ridesharing services face increasing scrutiny by regulators

For more than 2 years now, the world’s established taxi services industries have battled online ridesharing, and ride hailing mobile apps such as Uber, Lyft, GrabTaxi, Didi Dache, and others.  Both Uber and Lyft each have 100,000 drivers retained as self-employed contractors, although their status as contractors is hotly contested in California (see CNBC article). 

Custom Columns enable fast, efficient compliance investigations

Custom Columns is a valuable new feature in Harmari Search, which will open up the metadata associated with Craigslist ads into a tabular format making it easy for compliance investigations.  You can go with our recommended presets, or select your own columns in our easy selection interface.  If you make a mistake, no problem; simply

Harmari Search v2.4 released

LTAS Technologies proudly announces its new Harmari Search release 2.4, which contains many exciting new features and a better user experience. Highlighted changes include: Reduced Delay to Collect Live Craigslist ads Added Custom column layout, industry-specific presets and reporting Added option to turn on horizontal scrolling Added “Sort by Unlicensed” for Contractor compliance reporting within