Airbnb says it’s collected nearly $550,000 in occupancy taxes

Airbnb says it’s collected almost $550,000 in occupancy taxes over the first three months of a deal with the state, outpacing projections.
Under the tax agreement, reached between the state Department of Revenue and Airbnb in June, Airbnb collects occupancy taxes from people who use its app to rent out rooms or homes on a short-term basis.
From July to September, the company collected $546,000 in those taxes, a figure Airbnb said is “far exceeding expectations.”
DOR in June said if the deal had been in place in 2016, the state would’ve gotten $700,000 in state sales tax collections, although t...

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