Airbnb has reached a tax agreement with the Kansas Department of Revenue to begin collecting taxes on its bookings in the state.
The company will announce Monday that it will automatically collect and remit the taxes, putting Airbnb lodging on the same footing, taxwise, as hotels and other lodging establishments.
Airbnb hosts will not have to handle the process, and their fees to Airbnb will not increase, the company said.
With the agreement, effective Feb. 1, Kansas becomes the 15th state in which Airbnb has statewide tax deals that basically treat home-sharing bookings like hotels in terms of short-term occupancy taxes. According to Airbnb, the rates and amounts collected in the state will vary depending on the location of the hosts. In addition to the state retail sales tax of 6.5 percent, the collections will include local sales taxes ranging between 1 percent and 7 percent and “local transient guest taxes” ranging from 2 percent to 9 percent.