Capture More Tax Revenues
On “Game Day”
What Do Minneapolis MN, Green Bay WI and Division I College Towns Have In Common?
The Green Bay Area Room Tax Commission has partnered with Bear Cloud Software’s STR Helper to provide a complete cloud-based software service and solution that will enable communities in the Green Bay and Brown County Area to identify and monitor each short-term rental and help insure ordinance and tax compliance.
The same software that helped Minneapolis, Minnesota during the Superbowl and is helping Brown County, Wisconsin, home of the Green Bay Packers, capture more short-term rental tax revenue on “game day” is now also available to help towns that host Division I University sporting events and other events.
The use of short-term rentals dramatically swells in Division I towns on “game days,” at the beginning and end of each semester and during concerts, graduation and other major events. The potential for Division I towns to collect additional tax revenues also dramatically increases. In addition, nuisance problems associated with short-term rentals can escalate during major events and college and university towns will benefit from real-time monitoring and reporting capabilities.
STR Helper was designed and built from the ground up by a former mayor and city manager in a city that had hundreds of previously unregulated short-term rentals with the goal of solving the short-term rental code compliance problems and tax collection challenges in their city. Originally intended for use only in their city, requests quickly began pouring in from other cities to be able to use the software, and in less than two years over 70 cities are using STR Helper to successfully solve their short term rental related challenges.
STR Helper’s complete, affordable solution includes STR Helper’s unparalleled accuracy in identifying addresses and owners of short-term rentals advertising on dozens of platforms such as Airbnb, HomeAway and Craigslist as well as a customized online registration portal that allows owners to comply with established ordinances and successfully register the property as required. The software increases short-term rental related tax revenues while decreasing short-term rental related problems and has highly trained US based customer service to assist cities every step of the way in the implementation and use of the software. For cities that want to more efficiently manage nuisance complaints, a complaint portal and a 24/7 complaint hotline for neighbors to report problems are also available.
STR Helper empowers cities and counties to have more control over all aspects of short-term rentals and reduce administrative costs while increasing tax revenues and compliance rates with ordinances.
In addition to the adoption of STR Helper by Minneapolis, MN and the Brown County, Green Bay, WI area, recent adoptions also include Golden, CO; Talbot County, MD; Big Bear Lake, CA; Montgomery County, MD; Charleston, SC; Charleston County, SC; Tillamook, OR; Vail, CO; Palm Desert, CA; Golden, CO; Dania Beach, FL; Pagosa Springs, CO and Sedona, AZ.