Airbnb will start collecting North Carolina hotel taxes in June

Airbnb is also currently working to roll out similar taxes across France.

The company is working quickly to ease the ire of many cities, where politicians and hotel unions are fighting to take down the platform. Elected officials in cities such as New York are also worried that the rental platform is helping to take properties off the market in a place where housing resources are already strained.

Adding the hotel tax to its listings puts the platform in a better position with local legislators and may help ease tensions for a period of time.

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Founded in August 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique spaces around the world online or from an iPhone device. So far the company leverages taxes in San Francisco, California; Portland, Oregon; Chicago, Illinois; San Jose, California; Malibu, California; Washington, D.C.; and outside the U.S. Whether the available space is a ca…read more >>

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. In a blog post, the company wrote:

Today, we are happy to announce that beginning June 1, 2015, Airbnb will begin collecting and remitting hotel taxes from guests on behalf of hosts statewide in North Carolina and locally in the counties of Buncombe, Durham, Mecklenburg and Wake. This announcement comes after months of work between Airbnb and authorities across North Carolina on how to make it simpler for local residents to follow the rules and pay their fair share.

The company first began applying taxes for hotel and tourist services last year. in Amsterdam. There are concerns that by allowing renters and building owners to rent their homes, hotel sales are suffering. Airbnb will start collecting North Carolina hotel taxes in June | VentureBeat | Business | by Ruth Reader

Home-rental platform Airbnb is announcing it will start collecting and remitting local hotel taxes for guest stays in North Carolina.

North Carolina is just the latest place where Airbnb has started applying a rental tax based on local laws

Posted May 18th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

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