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I would also suggest that you pay close attention to a part of the article that you quoted: If two parties trade computers of equal value, for example, this may not be taxable – especially if neither party is in the business of selling computers.

If your house would rent long-term for, say, $2000 a month, and the house that you are staying in would rent long term for something other than $2000 (be it more or less), then it's not really trading something of equal value, so it's not a true barter.

The format I am interested in involves being awarded points for letting people use your house, and redeeming them when you use someone else's house. So by redeeming the points you earn, it's an even trade, though you may not wind up redeeming them on the same people who used your place.

This is a system that has been in use for a good number of years. If it were a taxable event, wouldn't there be more in the articles about that? There is nothing either way in any of the articles I've read.

Appreciate your input.

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