I have seen it stated in articles, forums, and linked somewhere in the airbnb to the New York City tax laws section that you would only need to pay the NY hotel taxes on your listing if you offered “hotel like amenities.” What are these amenities? I have purchased travel shampoos, soap and toothbrushes which I provide to my guests- but my apartment has a shared bathroom, and kitchen- no pool or exercise room!
I want to be sure that I am within the law with all the fuss that’s going on with air in nyc. It’s not worth it to me to get fined or pay back taxes for something I do for some extra money- though be it substantial- to help me pay off my loans and debt. I would not want to be in greater debt or any sort of legal trouble for this.
Can any of you more experienced New York hosts explain and share what you know about these tax laws. I have been trying to read from the chapters as linked from the air and city website, but I find it confusing. Please help if you can.