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January 12, 2018

Cannon Beach rejects tax agreement with Airbnb

By BRENNA VISSER
The Daily Astorian

CANNON BEACH, Ore. — Bucking a growing trend, the Cannon Beach City Council decided not to pursue a voluntary tax agreement with Airbnb in which the vacation rental giant would have paid the city a quarterly lump sum of lodging taxes.

The responsibility for paying the tax is with the property manager of a vacation rental. With more and more transactions happening online, cities often have difficulty keeping track of whether rentals that use Airbnb are registered and paying their fair share.


 
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