Los Angeles Officials to Start E-mailing airbnb Hosts About Collecting Hotel Tax

L.A. to warn Airbnb hosts to start paying hotel-type taxes

From the Los Angeles Times, September 9, 2014

If you’re renting out rooms through Airbnb.com or similar websites in Los Angeles, you could soon get an online warning urging you to collect and pay city taxes aimed at hotels.

City officials were told Monday to start sending such warnings to anyone advertising Los Angeles rentals through such websites as a City Council committee focused on the budget mulled how to reap money from popular services that allow hosts to rent rooms to travelers for short stays.