Month: July 2013

Gross Income Should Not Include Lodging Sales Tax When Talking Value!

When our guests pay for their full stay, we include our local state sales tax. How this translates in accounting terms is that the cost of the room is revenue earned and the state lodging sales tax is a liability. The tax is not ours to keep, it’s ours to pay to the state each …

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P&L vs. the Corporate Tax Return: the Tax Return Is KING!

COUNTRY INNS BED AND BREAKFASTS HOTELS AND MOTELS COTTAGES AND CABINS the LODGING & HOSPITALITY BUSINESS… Each of these income producing lodging businesses is just that, a business. And let’s face it, when it comes time to prepare the business’s tax returns, we naturally try to deduct as many expenses as we legitimately can to reduce …

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