How to collect occupancy taxes from your AirBnB guests

When you rent houses, rooms, or apartments via AirBnB you can’t avoid having to deal with taxes, luckily AirBnB mostly try to directly let your guests pay these occupancy taxes which can vary from tourist tax to room tax, it is important to check if AirBnB collects these taxes for you.


Does Airbnb collect occupancy taxes for you?

Airbnb is always trying to make agreements with governments, in some countries they have reached agreements to collect certain local taxes on behalf of their hosts, guests see directly these taxes when they order a room or apartment, however as you know, taxes are changing regularly and still AirBnB does not handle the local city taxes in many cities around the globe.

Preview of AirBnB collecting tourist taxes on your behalf

In what countries does AirBnB collect the occupancy taxes for you?

Airbnb has agreements with many countries and states in the US, worldwide the handle it for hosts in the following countries:

  • Bermuda
  • Brazilië
  • Britse Maagdeneilanden
  • Canada
  • Duitsland
  • Frankrijk
  • India
  • Italië
  • Litouwen
  • Mexico
  • Nederland
  • Portugal
  • Slowakije
  • Taiwan
  • Zwitserland

And in the USA in the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Amerikaanse Maagdeneilanden
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Californië
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

For a full list please visit the Airbnb Help center.


Airbnb hosts are still responsible for local tax obligations

Even if Airbnb collects taxes for you, you are still responsible for all other tax obligations in any state or city jurisdiction, sometimes it is still needed to ask your guest to pay an additional tax fee, like city tax and other tourist taxes.


How to collect AirBnB occupancy taxes via PayRequest

Even if Airbnb does not offer a way to collect taxes from your guests, you are still responsible to collect taxes on your own, you can do this in 2 ways let them pay in cash when they arrive or send them a payment link via PayRequest.


How to send a payment request for AirBnB occupancy taxes?

PayRequest is a no-code payment platform where you can easily send payment requests to your Airbnb or regular guests, in minutes you can send a payment link directly via email, or SMS, or even share a QR Code where they can pay directly via their smartphone.

First, you can create a free account via https://dashboard.payrequest.io/ here you can start the onboarding and connect stripe or PayPal which will be used to process the payments, your guests will be able to pay via credit card or local payment methods like iDeal / Mistercash / Giropay and via their PayPal balance of course, if you go for PayPal.


Creating your AirBnB tax payment request

When you are logged in, in the PayRequest App you can just create a new request and fill in the amount and title, when you are done you can just copy the link, or download the QR Code, it is also possible to send the payment request via SMS or email.

Preview of creating a new Airbnb payment link

Let guests pay the Airbnb tax payment request

After you share the payment link with your Airbnb guests, they can select their preferred payment method and pay the taxes, after the payment you will receive a notification from PayRequest.

Example of an Airbnb payment link

Why use PayRequest to send AirBnB Tax Payment Requests?

PayRequest is the simplest way to send payment links, also we have low fees and you can offer secure payments to your guests,

we make it really easy and there is no technical knowledge required, also is our team 24×7 available to help you with getting started.

PayRequest Features

  • Multi-currency
  • Multilingual
  • Use your own brand colors/logo and background
  • 20+ local payment methods
  • 24×7 technical support

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Read here more about all our features: https://payrequest.io/payment-links/

Or start sending directly Airbnb tax payment requests via: https://dashboard.payrequest.io/

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