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Friday 9 December 2016

Airbnb tells Irish renters it will report earnings to Revenue

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AirBnB

ONLINE firm Airbnb has told Irish property owners renting their homes to holidaymakers that it is obliged to report their earnings to the tax man.

The company sent an email to Irish hosts who let their properties to the website's users.

"We have informed hosts about the legal requirement for Airbnb Ireland to report host earnings to the Office of the Revenue Commissioners," it said.

"This is a legal requirement for Airbnb Ireland, similar to our obligation to report host earnings in the US.

"We will be filing our return in September and wanted to give our community enough notice so we can address any questions they may have."

The hugely popular website allows homeowners to offer rooms or their entire property for rent for generally shorter- term leases.

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