Tag Archives: Ski Towns
Last week I told you how New York state is gigging out of state home owners for state taxes even if you don’t sleep there. Head west to the Rockies for this tall tale: the Colorado Association of Ski Towns, or CAST, is holding off on plans to¬† hunt down vacation rental owners who aren’t remitting lodging taxes or paying necessary business license fees.¬† An Austin, Texas based company called Home Away, the parent company to VRBO.com (Vacation Rentals By Owner), has threatened legal action against CAST if it begins to use a newly developed software program to gather information from online vacation rental advertisements, cross-referencing that information with town records. They want to do this to find out who is illegally renting out their property. Actually, let me re-phrase that: who is renting out the property he or she owns but not telling the state and remitting taxes or fees.