PLEASE NOTE: THESE ARE GUIDELINES ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED LEGAL OR TAX ADVICE. PLEASE SEEK YOUR OWN COUNSEL FROM YOUR ATTORNEY AND CPA.
Monroe County collects a 3% hotel excise tax on all short term rentals. There is no fee for this one-time registration. You can contact the County Treasurer’s office at (570) 517-3180, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm with any questions you may have.
Details can be found here:
The Registration Form can be found here: http://www.monroecountypa.gov/Dept/Treasurer/Documents/HotelRegistartionForm2018.pdf
Submit the Monroe County excise tax form and 3% tax payment each quarter.
Airbnb will remit the 3% tax for you, but you must still register your property and submit the quarterly form to Monroe County indicating gross receipts and NO TAX OWED. Any non-Airbnb rentals must have the 3% tax collected and paid quarterly.
Pennsylvania collects a 6% hotel sales tax on all short term rentals.
For more information, see this link:
You can register each rental property here:
You must remit your tax filing and payment semi-annually using the PA E-Tides system.
Airbnb will remit the 6% tax for you, but you must still register your property and receive a PA state tax ID# to comply with the Coolbaugh and Tobyhanna (forthcoming) STR
permit requirements. Any non-Airbnb rentals must have the 6% tax collected and paid semi-annually.