Just need some advice because someone could have faced the same situation. I am the resident of the country A but I manage the listing in the country B (where I currently live) for the customer from the country C. Recently I noticed that Airbnb started to accrue VAT at a rate of the country A (my origin country) to my host commission. I asked them about the reason for doing that and they replied that as soon as resident of country A and their records support that fact they have to accrue that tax. That sounds very weird for me due to following related questions 1) Does that mean that at some point that all my purchases when I am abroad have to be subject to my resident country VAT? 2) I spend more than 185 days abroad and already lost my tax residence status in my passport country (therefore I am not required by law to do any tax reporting or pay any taxes to my origin country. Looks like Airbnb just do not want to consider such small deviations from the general policy and they simply told me that because I am the resident of country A and country A has VAT they charge it and it doesn’t matter in which country the listing is - USA, Africa, Australia, etc.
If someone was or is in the same situation please describe what can be the ways to avoid that double taxation issue. Reporting and claiming back the tax in my origin country would be a big hassle as soon as I don’t live there anymore.