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 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.
- Value Added Tax (VAT)
- Goods and Services Tax (GST)
- Business license