Identify Illegal Short Term Rental Properties

Many reasons exist why a short term vacation rental (STR) property may be considered illegal.  From a municipal government standpoint, it could be against ordinance to operate a short term rental in a particular zoning area.  Even if a short term rental operator has a permit, by having more people over than the maximum occupancy,…mm

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Hundreds of municipalities are working on identifying and monitoring short term vacation rentals (STRs) to make sure they are in compliance with ordinances, properly licensed and permitted, and collecting lodging taxes.  In fact some have selected a vendor to outsource this work.  However, that vendor may not be delivering on all the leads that can…mm

5 Tips for issuing Short Term Rental Permit Numbers

When municipalities seek to regulate short term rentals, often something that is overlooked is the permitting system.  In fact the permit number has significant value to Code Compliance departments that have to make sure everyone’s on the same level playing field.   Here are some suggestions on how to design permit numbers: Always put the year…mm

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…mm

What makes us better at short term rental compliance

The short term rental compliance industry has 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.  Several vendors out…mm

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…mm

Short Term Rental Compliance

We offer the following services to help with the short term rental (STR) compliance tasks: 24/7 Complaints Tipline with real-time outbound notifications Direct Mail or Phone-based Outreach to non-compliant STR operators STR web and mobile-enabled registration page for new licensees Licensee and Tax Payment processing via PayPal Receive and compile audio / video documentation of…mm

Estimated Total AirBnB Host Revenues by City

Popular short term rental booking websites like AirBnB have demonstrated that the internet can be a lucrative marketplace that tax and revenue must heed.  In fact, the $25 Billion valuation should be further evidence of the value of a grey-market for tax called the Sharing Economy.  Tax Discovery departments for the state, city and county…mm

Municipal Business Licensing & Revenue Enhancement

Municipal Business Licensing and Revenue departments can leverage online open source websites to identify businesses that would otherwise not be discovered operating in their locality.  Many businesses are aware of the power of advertising Local Services online, but they may not be aware of the taxation implications of a particular city or locality.  Revenue enhancement…mm

Vacation Rental Tax Leads

Municipalities seek to bridge the tax gap by ensuring that property owners who provide short-term vacation rentals are paying their registration and rental tax obligations.  Short term vacation rental (STR) sites such as VRBO, HomeAway, AirBnB and others make it easy for property owners to advertise their short term rental (less than 30 days) to…mm