So, the new short term rental tax is now in effect but I remain confused.
Is airbnb collecting taxes from each my visitors now, and submitting the 5.7% to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue each month?
If I pretend to be a prospective renter of my property, I see that Massachusetts taxes are worked into the bill for the visitor.
But it is also clear that each host in Massachusetts was told that they must establish an account with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (masstaxconnect), which I did. This account was for me to submit the occupancy tax that I owe each month.
Is airbnb is handling the tax, or is the host dealing with it?
Does anyone out there have clarity on this?
Any help on this question would be appreciated.