Airbnb, state of Michigan agree to new tax structure

San Francisco-based Airbnb and the state of Michigan have agreed that the online room-rental platform will now collect and pay a use tax.  Under the agreement, starting July 1, Airbnb will collect a 6 percent tax from users of the service and then directly pay the state, said Ben Breit, Airbnb’s Midwest press secretary.  The website, Airbnb.com, allows travelers to pay to rent homes or rooms directly from local hosts or host companies.  Currently, hosts who earn money renting out rooms through the website are the ones paying taxes. Starting in July, the responsibility will be entirely Airbnb’s. Travelers looking to book a room online will see a new 6 percent tax charge added to their bill.    Read the article…………..


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