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Starting Nov. 1, Airbnb will collect 9% meals and rental tax for NH

Friday, October 20, 2017  
Posted by: Taylor Salvato
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Starting Nov. 1, Airbnb will collect 9% meals and rental tax for NH
By: New Hampshire Union Leader

Airbnb has agreed to collect the state’s 9 percent meals and rental tax at the time someone books on its website, guaranteeing the state will receive more money.

“We hope it will eliminate any confusion that might have arisen in the past,” Airbnb spokesman Peter Schottenfels said in a phone interview.

Some hosts had posted on Airbnb’s own website that they hadn’t been collecting the tax while renting out a room as required.

New Hampshire becomes the 24th state to allow Airbnb to collect and send tax money to states.

John Beardmore, commissioner of the Department of Revenue Administration, said he doesn’t know how much more the state will collect in tax revenue from Airbnb rentals, but that its research showed not all hosts sent the state a tax check.

“It’s very important to the department that the tax be remitted on the proper tax base,” he said.


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