Seattle: Tax compliance automation software provider Avalara, Inc, has announced a strategic partnership between Avalara MyLodgeTax, the company’s tax division for the rental industry, and the Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA).
The VRMA looks to provide in-class education, networking and professional development opportunities for vacation property rental companies and vacation property rental owners.
The partnership will provide VRMA members with the tax information and resources they need to better understand lodging tax requirements across the United States. Avalara MyLodgeTax provides solutions to collect, manage, and remit lodging and occupancy tax, and handles business and other licences on behalf of VRMA members.
Avalara MyLodgeTax automates and streamlines occupancy tax filing requirements involving hundreds of tax agencies across the country.
Anyone involved in the lodging industry, such as homeowners, hosts, property managers, corporate housing providers, hotels and motels, online travel agencies, and VRMA members, will be able to call on Avalara MyLodgeTax to manage this complex issue on their behalf.
Avatar MyLodgeTax co-founder and general manager, Rob Stephens, said: “For property managers, sales and occupancy tax compliance is an important part of their offering to their customers, and an area we often see as a common operational headache.
“Managing the correct taxes, filing reports, remitting taxes, and managing the various state and local licensing requirements can be extremely burdensome for managers. Our goal is to provide technology-based tax solutions to greatly simplify that burden and reduce compliance costs.
“We’re truly excited to partner with VRMA and provide their members with a solution designed for the vacation rental industry that manages these complicated tax and licensing requirements. This will allow members to focus on driving more bookings and helping owners, rather than struggling with tax compliance,” he added.
To learn more about Avalara MyLodgeTax and the company’s industry-leading lodging tax compliance software, visit the company website here.