Camping is regulated differently in every state, county and city. Do your homework and make sure you’re compliant with all applicable local laws.
Pay Your Taxes
Depending on your local laws, it is possible that you will need to pay taxes on the income you earn through Hipcamp. Here are some taxes that typically apply:
- Income Tax
- If you have received over $20,000 and 200 bookings from Hipcamp over the calendar year, Hipcamp will provide you with a 1099 form if you are a Host in the United States. If you provide the appropriate tax information for your listing, we’ll send it electronically by default, but can also mail it on request.
- Hotel/Transient Occupancy Tax
- Many counties and states have an occupancy tax (sometimes called a “bed tax” or “hotel tax”), and it may apply to camping. Hipcamp can help you collect this tax from campers, and it is your responsibility to then pay the taxes to your local county or state.
- Visit this FAQ to learn how to get started.
- Australian National Taxes
Your own tax obligations can vary based on your particular circumstances, so we recommend that you research your obligations or consult a tax professional to get more specific information.
In general, the money you earn as a host on Hipcamp is considered taxable income that may be subject to different taxes like rental tax, income tax, or GST.
- Value Added Tax (VAT)
- Goods and Services Tax (GST)
- Business license