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Airbnb to begin sharing host data with Hawaii tax authorities

A Hawaii court ruling determined that Hawaii’s Department of Taxation may subpoena Airbnb for data on its hosts to find out whether short-term rental operators are paying lodging taxes. ...Continued

Jersey City voters support tighter short-term rental rules; Telluride voters approve new vacation rental tax

On Election Day, voters in Jersey City opted to support tighter rules on short-term rentals while voters in Telluride approved a 2.5% lodging tax on vacation rentals to help fund affordable housing....Continued

Los Angeles short-term rental hosts required to register by November 1

Hosts who operate or advertise short-term rentals without a city registration number after October 31 will be in violation of the law....Continued

Seattle short-term rental hosts face December 15 registration deadline

Airbnb hosts will not be able to book guests after December 15 unless they have a city short-term rental license number....Continued

Judge strikes down Miami Beach short-term rental law

While the ruling focused on fines, the judge struck down the whole law. If his ruling stands, it could be difficult for the city to regulate short-term rentals. ...Continued

Santa Monica tightens home-sharing rules as appeals court upholds vacation rental law

New rules for short-term rentals in Santa Monica go into effect October 24....Continued

New Washington, D.C., Airbnb law goes into effect October 1

Under the ordinance, short-term rental operators must obtain city permits, may only rent out their primary residence, and can only offer short-term rentals for up to 90 days a year when not present. ...Continued

Settlement with Airbnb, HomeAway reinforces Palm Beach County short-term rental tax law

Soon platforms will not allow properties without tourist development tax and business tax receipt numbers to advertise on their sites. ...Continued

Airbnb makes deals with Miami Beach, Portland

Airbnb has made agreements with Miami Beach and Portland to provide host information and delist non-compliant properties in order to help the cities enforce their vacation rental laws....Continued

Boston Airbnb hosts must register with city by December under lawsuit settlement

Airbnb agreed to rules requiring short-term rental hosts to own the properties they rent, register with the city, include registration numbers in online listings, as well as meet other requirements....Continued