Since it began collecting and remitting hotel, tourist and occupancy taxes two years ago in San Francisco and Portland, Airbnb has collected more than $110 million in the taxes worldwide, the online rental platform announced this month. It most recently began collecting and remitting local government taxes in 19 cities in France, as well as Los Angeles, California. The company reports that in some local jurisdictions,
this tax revenue is a significant source of new income, and one that is likely to only grow larger as the Airbnb community continues to grow. …
We are prepared to partner with more jurisdictions to address [outdated tax] rules and collect and remit tax dollars in communities around the world.
Airbnb collects and remits taxes in jurisdictions including the District of Columbia, Montgomery County, Chicago, 27 Florida counties and 150 North Carolina local tax jurisdictions.