I asked this before but it may have been lost in the shuffle -
Backstory - Stayed in an airbnb in Mobile AL, then in Richmond. Loved it. On a whim I listed a spare room, and used bits and pieces from around my house to furnish it. I listed it with no forethought and was shocked to have an immediate listing and then to get booked for the summer (my initial price was insanely low).
Now I’m getting informed and legit, and I realize that I will be paying 7% occupancy tax on all my beautiful (but very low paying) listings.
What would you do? Would you write to the guest and ask them to pay it in cash when they arrive? It’s still small amounts - I’ll be out $175 for the rest of my bookings already made - I know that’s not a lot, and I understand I may have to eat it, but I set my price so low I’m not making a lot of money anyway. For a 3 night stay for 4 adults in 2 rooms my price is $69 a night, so their tax for the three nights would only be $10.
Any thoughts? I guess I know that it just has to be my loss…