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Orange County reaches tax agreement with Airbnb

The home-sharing service agreed to remit tourist taxes to the county
May 28, 2016 01:00PM

Airbnb-listed home in Kissimmee

Airbnb-listed home in Kissimmee

Orange County reached an agreement with Airbnb under which the county should collect more tourist taxes from the home-sharing service. But county comptroller Martha Haynie declined to estimate how much tax revenue the agreement will produce.

Under an agreement, Airbnb is supposed to remit to Orange County the same tourist taxes that hotels remit. The website of the home-sharing service lists thousands of accommodations in the county, from $10 a night for a couch in Orlando to $1,500 a night for a six-bedroom luxury home near Walt Disney World. [Orlando Sentinel] — Mike Seemuth