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Airbnb to Include Paris Tourism Tax

Airbnb to Include Paris Tourism TaxAirbnb to Include Paris Tourism Tax

The home-sharing company Airbnb has agreed to incorporate in its prices a small tourist tax on rental apartments in Paris, following a request by Paris authorities. In a statement on Tuesday, Airbnb said it would collect €0.83 ($0.95) per person per day to be paid by lodging tourists from October 1, AP reported. Paris City Hall said that it is a move to bring Airbnb more in line with city hotels, who already pay the tax and are bearing the brunt of increased competition. Parisian hosts are already required to pay income tax. Paris—the most visited city in the world—is also the most popular city in the world for home-sharing services.