In areas that Airbnb has made agreements with governments or is required by law to collect and remit local taxes on behalf of hosts, Airbnb calculates these taxes and collects them from guests at the time of booking. Airbnb then remits collected taxes to the applicable tax authority on the hosts' behalf. This can apply to occupancy taxes, value added taxes (VAT), and good and service taxes (GST) on accommodations. Find out more about how occupancy tax collection and remittance by Airbnb works.
Currently, Airbnb is collecting and remitting taxes on behalf of the host in the following locations. Click through the following links to find out more about which taxes specifically Airbnb is collecting in each jurisdiction.
Other tax obligations
Hosts located in these areas are responsible for assessing all other tax obligations, including state and city jurisdictions. Hosts with listings in these areas should also review their agreement with Airbnb under the Terms of Service and familiarize themselves with the Occupancy Tax provisions which allow us to collect and remit taxes on their behalf and explains how the process works. Under those provisions, hosts instruct and authorize Airbnb to collect and remit Occupancy Taxes on their behalf in jurisdictions where Airbnb decides to facilitate such collection. If a hosts believes applicable laws exempt the host from collecting a tax that Airbnb collects and remits on the host's behalf, the host has agreed that, by accepting the reservation, the host is waiving that exemption. If a host does not want to waive an exemption the host believes exists, the host should not accept the reservation.
Hosts also have the ability to add other taxes (e.g. local tax or value added tax) to their listings in accordance with the laws in applicable jurisdictions. If applicable, find out more about how you can add taxes to your listings.