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Increased Property Taxes for Short-Term Rentals Under Consideration in Colorado

The idea of taxing rental homes at a commercial rate is likely to be a hot button in Colorado.
January 28, 2020, 8am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Colorado property owners who lease short-term rental units on sites like Airbnb and VRBO would see a significant spike in their taxes under proposed legislation," reports Linnea Lipson.

The bill (SB20-109), "would classify short-term rentals as nonresidential properties, subject to commercial assessment rates, which are higher than residential rates," according to Lipson.

State Senator Bob Gardner (R-Colorado Springs) proposed the bill, but is quoted in the article casting doubt on whether the proposed approach is the most effective, or even likely to be approved.

Taylor Sienkiewicz provides additional coverage of the proposed bill.

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Published on Thursday, January 23, 2020 in The Denver Post
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