05 Apr '12, 10am

Airbnb to Owe City Hotel Tax in San Francisco : TreeHugger: The pioneering site that brokes accomodation in priv...

Airbnb to Owe City Hotel Tax in San Francisco : TreeHugger: The pioneering site that brokes accomodation in priv...

From launching its iPhone app to its role in freeing up the monthly rental market , we've been following the growth of Airbnb with interest—not just as a new type of vacation experience, but as a model for collaborative consumption in general. But this latest development will be less welcome, for Airbnb fans at least—although hotel owners may be breathing a sigh of relief. Because the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Airbnb must now pay city hotel taxes according to a ruling by the city's treasurer. Proponents of collaborative consumption are arguing that an entirely different business model should be subject to entirely different legislation: Airbnb and influential tech investors who contributed heavily to support Lee's election in November had opposed the decision by Treasurer Jose Cisneros as a ham-fisted measure that would smother a burgeoning "collaborative consum...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/economics/airbnb-owe-city-hotel...

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