This article provides specific information about local laws that apply to people who host their homes in the Canton of Zug. Just like our country article for Switzerland, it’s your responsibility to verify and comply with any obligations that apply to you as a host. This article can serve as a starting point or place you can come back to if you have questions but it isn’t exhaustive and it doesn’t constitute legal or tax advice. It’s a good idea to check to make sure laws and procedures are current.
Some of the laws that might affect you are complicated. Contact Zug Tourismus directly or consult a local authority, such as an attorney or tax professional, if you have questions. You can also email Zug Tourismus or call them at +41 723 68 00.
Canton of Zug lodging tax
Since July 1, 2017, Airbnb started to automatically collect the lodging tax and pay it to Zug Tourismus. As a host, you no longer need to handle this. Guests will see the tax listed separately on their invoices and added to the total amount they pay.
The accommodation of persons for remuneration is also subject to a reporting obligation. Check the law for more information on the legal basis of the reporting obligation.