Do I need to pay taxes on top of my rental amount?
All transient Miami Beach lodging rentals for less than 6 months either hotels or vacation rentals need to pay what is called resort and sales taxes. The city, the county and the state are levying those taxes when a Miami beach lodging facilities is booked. The total amount adds up to 13 % of the value of the rental. In the USA, rates are always presented without taxes, the booking rate will then be increased by the amount of taxes. All serious companies will charge those taxes. A prospective renter should be very wary of not being charged sales and resort taxes, this might indicate that the offered property is either illegal or being offered by someone that is not properly authorized to do so, he's a scammer.