At the end of 2018 Massachusetts passed an extensive new tax program which largely applies to short term condo and home rentals bringing them into equity with current lodging taxes that hotels pay.  As part of this legislation all rentals on Cape Cod will be subject to an additional tax of 2.75% which will be directed to the Cape Cod Water Protection Trust.  This tax will be applied to all stays booked on or after January 1 for stays starting on July 1, 2019.  Stays prior to July 1, 2019 are not subject to this tax not are stays from July 1 and beyond that were reserved in 2018.  Our current reservation system is not yet set up for this.  We will contact impacted guests with their new tax rate once our systems are modified.