So I got a notice that air will collect and pay taxes to the county of Riverside CA starting Feb 1.
So they already are screwing it up, my Feb bookings that have come in since the notice still have me collecting the tax, it shows as upcoming in my payout. So likely a year from now Air will claw it back out of a future payment. I am not impressed.
On one hand it evens the playing field, everyone will now have the tax added to reservations so that is good. Now I am waiting for the prompts from Air to lower my prices! Lol, not that I ever follow advice from them.
The tax authority sent an email, I will still have to file a quarterly return with a line item for specifically AirBnb reservations which will get zeroed out.
So I still have to file quarterly there is 0 benefit to this host. Had I never paid or set up with the tax man I would be better off, Air would collect and I would do nothing. Good guys finish last