The complete tax guide for Airbnb and other short-term rental hosts As a short-term rental host, you're entitled to many valuable deductions and other tax benefits. This book--the first of its kind--shows you how to make the most out of your hosting business without risking problems with the IRS. Learn everything you need to know about taxes, including: what deductions you should be taking how to report your short-term rental income how to deduct losses and vacation home and tax-free rental rules. This book focuses on the unique tax issues arising from renting residential or vacation property through online rental platforms like Airbnb, FlipKey, TripAdvisor, Craigslist, and VRBO. Every short-term rental host needs to understand these tax rules to ensure they take all the deductions to which they are entitled, pay no more tax than is legally required, and stay out of trouble with the IRS. This book provides all of this information in a practical, easy-to-understand way.