July 31, 2016
Renting a private house through sites like Airbnb will remain tax-free in Massachusetts after lawmakers abandoned a plan to extend hotel levies to short-term private lodgings. The Airbnb meaure was not included in a key economic development bill that emerged late Sunday night after marathon negotiations between House and Senate lawmakers. The plan’s defeat wasn’t a huge surprise: Governor Charlie Baker previously said he didn’t want to raise taxes on private rentals, and House lawmakers didn’t include a similar plan in their economic development bill….
Source: https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/07/31/lawmakers-drop-plan-for-airbnb-rentals-tax/U7PPFad5HNzhweYYAzCJrN/story.html