Airbnb Tells Mayors: Be Our Friend, And We’ll Collect Lodging Taxes For You

Airbnb Tells Mayors: Be Our Friend, And We’ll Collect Lodging Taxes For You

(EFFIE YANG)

Airbnb just wants to be your friend, mayors. All it wants is for you to let city residents rent all or part of their homes out sometimes, and in exchange for that, the peer-to-peer short-term rental service will collect taxes and turn them over to cities. That’s the service’s pitch at the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting this week in Washington, D.C. Are America’s mayors interested in the pitch?

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