Airbnb strikes deal with St. Louis to collect local taxes

Airbnb will begin collecting local taxes on bookings in St. Louis, the company announced Wednesday.

Starting Dec. 1, the home-sharing service will collect the taxes and remit them to the License Collector’s office, the company said in a press release.

Earlier this year, Airbnb announced it would begin collecting Missouri’s sales tax on all bookings.

St. Louis is Airbnb’s biggest market in Missouri, with 88,500 guest arrivals and $9.14 million in host income in 2017, according to the company.

The city is still considering plans for regulating Airbnb and other short-term rental services. Around the state, local officials in Springfield and Columbia are doing the same. In Kansas City, the city council agreed to such a plan earlier this year.


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