April 4, 2016
Some Massachusetts lawmakers are backing a bill to extend the hotel tax to short-term rentals, including vacation homes and rooms rented through increasingly popular online companies like Airbnb. Other lawmakers say the bill doesn’t go far enough, arguing that, in addition to new taxes, the fledgling industry should be subjected to new regulations. “Regulations are an important part of this process,” said Representative Aaron Michlewitz of Boston. “It’s a virtually unregulated industry at the moment, and I will continue to advocate for regulations.”….
Source: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/04/04/should-airbnb-rentals-subject-hotel-taxes-and-regulations/bwCoHbVC6sgUPw4C5ELYQP/story.html