700 airbnb Listings in Dallas Not Paying Taxes

Dallas Has Hundreds of Airbnb Hosts. Two of Them Pay Their Taxes.

From the Dallas Observer, September 2, 2015

On Airbnb right now, there are about 700 listings in the city of Dallas proper going for an average of $105 per night. According to city spokeswoman Sana Syed, three of those properties have registered with the city and only two have paid taxes, averaging a combined $282.10 monthly tax collection since last October. The rest of the Dallas properties on Airbnb, assuming they are indeed being used as advertised, are theoretically subject to a $500 penalty for failing to collect taxes or file reports, but Syed says the city hasn’t issued any fines.