Airbnb to collect state taxes

Airbnb to collect state taxes

The short-term rental service will begin collecting the 1% state lodging tax.

The San Francisco-based company agreed earlier to collect lodging taxes for the city, Multnomah County and local tourism promotion as of July 1. Now Airbnb will begin collecting the revenues for the state as well, starting September 1.

However, a large share of Airbnb hosts in Portland rent out rooms in their apartments or condos to tourists and visitors, and many also rent out their entire homes as vacation rentals. Those activities remain illegal in Portland.

Read more at Portland Tribune