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Nevada County supervisors to examine tax collection agreement with Airbnb

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is scheduled to vote on an agreement with Airbnb that could bring more tax revenue into county coffers.

Supervisors will meet at 9 a.m. at the Eric Rood Administrative Center, 950 Maidu Ave., Nevada City.

The agreement would place the responsibility of collecting Transient Occupancy Tax for rentals on Airbnb, said Tina Vernon, treasurer and tax collector.

In the past a host using Airbnb — an online, short-term lodging service — was required to register with the county and pay the occupancy tax themselves.

If a host didn’t register, the county had difficulty finding them, Vernon said.

“We cannot find those individual homeowners if they register through Airbnb, because none of their information is public,” she added.

It’s unknown how much money the county is expected to receive under the agreement, which if approved would become effective May 1, Vernon said.


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