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Finally! A Plain-English Tax Guide for Airbnb Hosts and Other Short-Term Rental Landlords

BERKELEY, Calif., Dec. 06, 2017 -- As the popularity of Airbnb and other online rental platforms accelerates, more short-term rental hosts are confronting the unique tax issues arising from renting out their properties.

Nolo's Tax Guide For Short-Term Rentals
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To help demystify these tax rules, Nolo today announced the publication of its Tax Guide for Short-Term Rentals: Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO and More (1st Edition), by expert tax author Stephen Fishman.

Many books and websites cover marketing an Airbnb property or provide hosting tips, but until now no resource has focused exclusively on tax issues affecting short-term rentals. Tax Guide for Short-Term Rentals gives the do-it-yourself landlords of the short-term rental space advice on tax rules to ensure they take all entitled deductions, pay no more tax than is legally required, and stay out of trouble with the IRS.

“Short-term rental hosts are entitled to a variety of significant tax benefits. But you need to claim them; the IRS won’t do it for you,” said author Stephen Fishman. “Our goal in writing this book is to show short-term rental hosts how to navigate these rules and save money.”

Tax Guide for Short-Term Rentals provides all information in the practical, reader-friendly format Nolo is famous for, including:

  • The tax deductions short-term rental hosts should be taking
  • How to report short-term rental income
  • How to deduct losses
  • Information on vacation home and tax-free rentals
  • How to allocate costs when renting a room in one’s home
  • How to keep proper records

The title is currently available for purchase in print at major bookstores or online at, where it can also be downloaded as an eBook.

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Publication Date: November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-4133-2456-3
Price: $19.99 USD

About the Author
Stephen Fishman is the author of many Nolo books, including Deduct It! Lower Your Small Business Taxes, Every Landlord’s Tax Deduction Guide and Home Business Tax Deductions: Keep What You Earn -- plus many other legal and business books. He received his law degree from the University of Southern California and after time in government and private practice, became a full-time legal writer. Fishman is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

About Nolo
Nolo ( is a leading provider of plain-English legal information and products for consumers and businesses. A subsidiary of Internet Brands, Nolo focuses most of its efforts on its award-winning websites, which feature extensive free content, online tools, and a consumer-friendly lawyer directory. Nolo also develops market-leading software, online legal forms, as well as print and e-books.

Nolo was founded in 1971 by two legal aid attorneys who set out to demystify the law for people who couldn't afford lawyers. Since then Nolo has produced more than 20 million plain-English legal guides across all areas of the law.

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Joe Ewaskiw
Nolo / Internet Brands
(310) 280-4539

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