Airbnb offers to collect and remit tourism tax from hosts to government

Since 2014, Airbnb has remitted more than US$300 million ($394 million) in hotel and tourist taxes globally.
Since 2014, Airbnb has remitted more than US$300 million ($394 million) in hotel and tourist taxes globally.PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - Home-sharing service provider Airbnb is open to discussing ways to collect hotel and tourism taxes from its hosts, among other proposals it has made to the government ahead of a consultation paper that sets out a regulatory framework for short-term home sharing to be released by April, a top executive said.

Since 2014, Airbnb has remitted more than US$300 million ($394 million) in hotel and tourist taxes globally.

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