airbnb May Collect and Remit Lodging Tax in Los Angeles

Airbnb in negotiations with Los Angeles over collecting occupancy taxes

From KPPC Radio, February 10, 2015

A spokesman for Airbnb said the company is in negotiations with the city of Los Angeles over collecting occupancy taxes for short-term rentals.

The statement comes as the city — dubbed the least affordable in America — struggles with how to regulate the short-term rental industry, which has grown dramatically, as affordable housing for residents has remained flat.