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Proposed Short-Term Rental Tax Would Fund Affordable Housing in California

A state bill would impose a tax similar to a hotel tax on short-term rental owners, with the revenue funding affordable housing projects.

June 5, 2023 - Cap Radio

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New Short-Term Rental Rules to Take Effect in Philadelphia

The new rules are an attempt to get a handle on the short-term rental industry, which, due in part to little enforcement of existing regulations, has yielded ‘bad actors.’

January 1, 2023 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

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Short-Term Rentals Vex Dallas City Council

Residents complain that vacation rentals exacerbate the city’s housing shortage and bring traffic and noise to residential neighborhoods, calling on the city to impose—and enforce—stricter regulations.

May 17, 2022 - The Dallas Morning News


Atlanta Passes New Short-Term Rental Rules

Under the new regulations, homeowners must register for a license and collect city hotel taxes for short-term rental properties.

March 23, 2021 - Atlanta Journal Constitution

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San Diego Passes New Vacation Rental Regulations

The city passed a proposal to limit the number of whole-home vacation rentals and implement new regulations and fees for rental property owners.

March 1, 2021 - Voice of San Diego


Massachusetts Finally Enacts Tax of Short-Term Rentals

The Massachusetts Legislature approved a tax on short-term rentals in July 2018 only to have Governor Charlie Baker amend the bill. The amendments proved only a temporary setback.

January 7, 2019 - Mass Live


Boston Mayor Wants to Limit Short-Term Rentals

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh thinks short-term rental companies like Airbnb are having a negative effect on the city's housing market, and he'll walk a fine line to regulate the industry.

May 11, 2018 - The Boston Globe

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Massachusetts Considering a Hotel Tax on Short-Term Rentals

Legislation moving through the Massachusetts Legislature would implement the same tax on short-term rentals that already applies to hotels. Local jurisdictions would also be free to implement their own taxes on short-term rentals under the law.

April 5, 2018 - The Boston Globe

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Twin Cities Hope to Regulate (and Tax) Airbnb in Time for the Super Bowl

The Twin Cities have a super-sized incentive to nail down regulations for short-term rentals. A tax revenue windfall hangs in the balance.

October 10, 2017 - MinnPost


European Cities Forcing Airbnb to Play by the Rules

European cities have taken a proactive role in regulating Airbnb.

January 4, 2017 - Quartz

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Popular in 2014: Increasing Transient Occupancy Taxes

Fourteen California municipalities attempted to increase their Transient Occupancy Taxes (TOTs) through ballot measures this November. Why are cities around the state looking to TOTs to increase revenues?

December 8, 2014 - Maayan Dembo

Does Airbnb Impact the Affordable Housing Market?

Michelle Cohen discusses whether or not companies like Airbnb, which provide platforms for room and house-sharing aimed at travelers, impact a city's affordable housing market.

November 14, 2014 - 6ftsq

A Shot Across the Bow of the Shared Economy

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman penned an op-ed for the New York Times that specifically calls out Airbnb and Uber—two companies at the forefront of calls to regulate the emerging sharing economy.

April 24, 2014 - New York Times

Questioning Hotel Tax Subsidies in Los Angeles

Desperate to build hotel capacity in the neighborhood surrounding the Los Angeles Convention Center, the city has granted hundreds of millions in tax breaks to hotel developers. Some are asking the city to rethink the subsidies.

April 21, 2014 - Los Angeles Times

Coming this Summer: Airbnb Will Collect Taxes in San Francisco, New York State

The ongoing saga of the tax and regulatory standing of Airbnb, the popular room rental app and poster child for the sharing economy, is evolving in San Francisco, Portland and the state of New York.

April 15, 2014 - SFGate

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