Short-term Rental Revenues Keep Rising

Tax revenue from short-term rentals and hotel stays on the Vineyard reached an all-time high last year, and the first quarter of 2024 is already off to a sizzling start.

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Chilmark Considering Short-Term Rental Tax Hike

At Tuesday's select board meeting, the housing committee proposed raising the lodging tax and committing the new funds to affordable housing.

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Short-Term Rental Receipts Bring Windfall to Island Towns

As the short-term rental business continues to boom, planners and housing advocates are weighing everything to address the industry's impact.

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Island Sees Significant Uptick in Short-Term Rental Properties

The number of homes on Martha’s Vineyard registered as short-term rental properties shot up by 35 per cent over the summer, with industry professionals pointing to the real estate market in explaining the increase.

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Short-Term Rental Tax Generates Millions

More than 2,650 properties on Martha's Vineyard have registered as short-term rentals since the state expanded its tax levy on lodging almost three years ago.

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Early Numbers for Rental Tax Revenue Indicate No Windfall Yet

Early returns are in for the Island’s first short-term rental tax, and while they show a marked increase, they haven’t quite matched up with lofty predictions.

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Uncertainty Remains Over Short-Term Rental Tax

The recent passage of a tax on short-term rentals has kindled confusion among homeowners and realtors who fear it could eventually impact the Island’s robust seasonal economy.

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Short-Term Rental Law Sparks Confusion, Questions

Two weeks after the short-term rental tax was signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker, elected officials and town hall administrators on the Vineyard were busy sorting through the details and fielding phone calls from confused homeowners.

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Governor Signs Rental Tax Bill Into Law
Landry Harlan

With an end-of-the-year stroke of the pen, Gov. Charlie Baker signed legislation last Friday extending state and local occupancy taxes now paid by hotels to short-term rentals such as those offered through Airbnb.

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Tax on Short Term Rentals Nears Reality
Jane Seagrave and Landry Harlan

Legislation passed this week by Massachusetts lawmakers would extend state and local occupancy taxes to short-term rental properties.

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