I know there have been a lot of posts with basic questions about local occupancy taxes. This one is a bit more of a deeper dive.
So, I’ve learned that Airbnb just started collecting Los Angeles occupancy taxes. However, they’ve been very light on the specific mechanics of how remittances will work. Does anyone know any more detail on the process for the new tax collection and remittance in Los Angeles? I am fine with Airbnb collecting and remitting taxes for my rental. However, I’d like to know what information about me Airbnb passes over to the taxing authority. Are they passing over my information such as name and social security number along with the tax payment, so the taxing authority can identify me specifically as the host associated with the taxes being paid? If so, do they need a host’s LA business license number?
Incidentally, does anyone know whether other sites like VRBO are also required to collect the same tax on behalf of Los Angeles, or was Airbnb the only company that was targeted for this new requirement?