April 13, 2017

Airbnb guests in Austin will be charged a 6 percent hotel occupancy tax starting next month. On May 1, the home rental website will start collecting and remitting the statewide hotel occupancy tax as part of a new agreement with the state of Texas, the San Francisco-based company announced April 12. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar commended Airbnb for agreeing to collect state hotel occupancy taxes, required of all lodging facilities across the Lone Star State…

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