Airbnb is about to start collecting hotel taxes in more major cities, including Washington

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2 February 2015
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In mid-February, the short-term home rental service Airbnb will begin collecting taxes on behalf of residents in the District who treat their homes — or single rooms in them — as a makeshift alternative to hotels. With the voluntary agreement, the District joins a handful of cities where the tech company has worked out tax deals to resolve at least one of the thorny problems posed by a business model that has turned thousands of people into innkeepers in their own homes.

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