Last week, we announced our Community Compact, a document based on our core principles and informed by the lessons we’ve learned about how best to partner with governments. At the heart of this Compact are three commitments with specific actions we’re taking to help ensure home sharing continues to make communities stronger. One of these actions is to continue working with communities to help ensure the efficient collection of tourist and hotel taxes.
Today, we are excited to announce that we will begin collecting and remitting on behalf of our hosts in the State of Florida. Starting December 1st, we will begin collecting and remitting the Florida Transient Rental Tax and Sales Tax, including county-level Tourist Taxes in 22 counties which are administered by the State. Additionally, starting December 1st, we will begin collecting the Pinellas County Tourist Development Tax. Guests will be charged the appropriate taxes on their Airbnb bill and we will then remit to the State and Pinellas County the respective taxes collected.
You can find more information in our Help Center, under “Florida”.
As we move forward, we’ll continue our work with leaders in Florida on common sense rules for home sharing. We are confident that we can work together on some simple policies that embrace home sharing and make Florida communities stronger.