How do taxes sync with booking channels?

You can set up different types of taxes in Guesty, such as VAT and local tax, but not all of them are supported by all booking channels. See the table below for a detailed list - if the tax syncs with the channel, we will let you know how it appears on the channel to the guest, since the name might be different.

Tax type Airbnb* Vrbo
City tax City tax Tax
Goods and services tax VAT/GST Goods and services tax Tax
Local tax Lodging tax Local tax Tax
Tourism tax Tourist tax Tourism tax Tax
VAT Sales tax VAT Tax
Other tax Tax
State tax Tourism assessment fee Tax
County tax Tax
Occupancy tax Hotel tax Tax
Transient occupancy tax Transient occupancy tax Tax
Home sharing tax Room tax Tax
Harmonized sales tax Tax
Minimum alternate tax Tax


For the channels below, taxes will not sync. For these channels, set up taxes on each channel directly.

  • Agoda
    • Linked listings - taxes do not sync

    • Published listings - taxes are only synced during the initial publish. If changes are made to any of the tax values in Guesty after the initial publish, they will only sync to if the status of the listing on the Extranet is "XML: Being Built" (this status will not be displayed in Guesty).
  • Expedia
  • Misterb&b
  • SiteMinder
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