The Accommodation Fare is the amount you’re receiving from your guest per night multiplied by the number of nights for the reservation. If you view any itinerary within Airbnb, you’ll see that they separate the Accommodation Fare from the Cleaning Fee and Host Fee. And it’s good that they do this, because the Accommodation Fare is a leading indicator of the success of your Airbnb business, it’s appropriate to track this separately.
Other Fees that roll into Accommodation Fare:
- Community Fee
- Resort Fee
- Management Fee
In Airbnb, if you set the above fees for your listing, they will get rolled up into the Accommodation Fare in your payouts. Airbnb doesn't actually separate the above fees from the Accommodation Fare within their API so if you are charging these fees in your Airbnb listing, you may want to consider explicitly pulling these fees from the Accommodation Fare in Bnbtally.
For more information about additional fees you can set within Airbnb and how calculations are handled, check Airbnb's document here: https://www.airbnb.com/help/article/2385/can-i-collect-additional-fees-directly-from-my-guests-at-the-time-of-booking
NOTE: There may be other special price items based on your region, so please keep this in mind when you are charging any of these extra fees within an Airbnb listing, as you may need to split these fees out of the Accommodation Fare within your Bnbtally rules.
The Cleaning Fee is the amount that you’re receiving from your guest as a one time charge for cleaning and preparing the listing for the reservation, and this can be allocated separately from the Accommodation Fare within Bnbtally.
Other Fees that roll into Cleaning Fee:
- Linens Fee
In Airbnb, any Linens Fee you set in your listing gets rolled up into the Cleaning Fee in your payouts. Airbnb doesn't actually separate the Linens Fee from the Cleaning Fee within their API so if you are charging this fee in your Airbnb listing, you may want to consider explicitly pulling this fee from the Cleaning Fee in Bnbtally.
Airbnb Service Fee
The Airbnb Service Fee (also known as "Host Fee") is the 3% fee that Airbnb charges the host for their services (some regions it's 15%). This will end up on the invoice as a negative number and it is a good idea to also allocate this separately so that you can track your costs incurred by Airbnb for the reservation.
Then you have Resolution Adjustments. This takes place usually on special occasions, perhaps let's say you provide an extra service to the guest or let's say the guest damaged something within the listing and you create a resolution adjustment within Airbnb to collect extra income from the guest. This is considered separate from the original reservation and you’ll be able to define what happens to this type of income here.
One more price item you should know about is the Custom Taxes. If you’ve set up Custom Taxes for your listing within Airbnb (and you’ll know when you have) you’ll need to allocate that here in Bnbtally as well, otherwise there’s no need to set this.
PLEASE NOTE: One thing you should know about the Custom Taxes... if you have set more than one custom tax for a single listing within Airbnb, Airbnb aggregates them all into a single "Custom Taxes" value within their API and it is interpreted this way within Bnbtally. So please keep this in mind, as you may need to split these Custom Taxes within your Bnbtally rules. This note only applies if you have more than one Custom Tax for a single listing. If you have any questions or need support about this, please reach out and we can help you handle your special tax breakdown.
This is an income tax withheld by Airbnb. Airbnb will withhold income tax from hosts who have not yet provided their Taxpayer information in their Airbnb profile (e.g. "Tax Withholding for US Income").