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Cantons seek deal with Airbnb for tourist tax

National News // Jan. 17, 2018

The online rental platform, Airbnb, is in talks with several cantons on how to collect a tourist tax on people visiting.

Pixabay Cantons seek deal with Airbnb for tourist tax

 Zug has already reached an agreement which means the website takes the tax at the point of sale.

Other cantons are keen to reach a similar agreement – Geneva hopes to have a dal by the end of the year and Fribourg is said to be finalizing its talks.

The biggest problem is that tourist tax is set by communes in many areas – so the rate can change from village to village even in the same canton.

The agreements with cantons may also put limits on how often a property can be rented out in a year.



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