San Jose, Califonria Deliberates About airbnb Regulations

San Jose eyes Airbnb tax, regulations

From ABC 7 News, November 21, 2014

As more people are turning to short-term housing like Airbnb, San Jose could become the next city to legalize short term rental services.

If the city of San Jose has its say, Airbnb users will have to pay a 10 percent tax on stays under 30 days.

“We don’t think this tax is going to make a difference. It’s going to provide a level playing field between hotels and Airbnb hosts, and we think that’s fair,” said Kim Walesh, San Jose’s Economic Development Director.

Under the pilot program proposal, hosts could rent out their homes for up to 180 days per year. Any stays where the host is also present, would not be subject to that rule.