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Hello, I have recently received a couple of emails from Kelli Fridge <firstname.lastname@example.org I have gone to airbnb.com and looked at the info they claim that the IRS in the US is requiring. I changed my address, but everything else is correct. My SS#, my name, my business type, its all correct. Here is a copy of the email. Is anyone else getting these?
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Re-enter your tax info
The taxpayer information you submitted recently received a failed validation status from the IRS. Please check a recent email you received from Airbnb with the same subject line, which contains the specific form and reason that needs updating.
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Unfortunately I am not surprised you are having trouble. AirBnb was bound to screw this up for some hosts. Next they will stop paying you or whatever the threat was when they asked for the information in November. I would pause my listing until you get it sorted out if it were me.
I did some research and it does seem an actual request from airbnb, as the company hotelstonight.com is an airbnb owned company. So I just wrote her back. I was mostly interested if anyone else had received this kind of request? I haven’t input any “new” tax info, so this request seems to be part of some kind of automated system glitch.
Let me preface this by saying I’m not an accountant or a lawyer; I don’t even profess to be one on TV.
For those that didn’t know, one of the bills passed to cover the pandemic now requires the AirBnB to report to the IRS all income received for a host over $600. It used to be either over $20,000 or over 200 transactions. Be aware of this come tax time.