An in-depth discussion about Airbnb accounting and bookkeeping using popular accounting software, QuickBooks Online & Xero. Accordingly, we provide chart of account templates, show how to properly classify transactions, discuss financial reporting, Airbnb taxes and overview how to automate Airbnb bookkeeping. We link to various business models, including property managers, property owners, co-hosts and arbitrage operators.
In this article, we discuss Airbnb costs throughout several business models and have compiled a list of the most common costs involved in operating an Airbnb business. We present here a chart of accounts, which you can use to set up QuickBooks or Xero for your Airbnb and short-term rental organization.
For Airbnb hosts and property managers who use property management software and host Airbnb listings mostly outside of the US, Airbnb is moving away from the split-fee pricing model and is moving towards what they call a “simplified fee structure”. For hosts within the US, this may be a glimpse of what may come.