Tax issues concerning short-term rentals – such as Airbnb – won’t get solved in the 2018 session.
Sen. Karen Tallian (D-Portage) is one of the key lawmakers working on short-term rentals legislation. She says lawmakers need to delve further into tax issues.
“I think the tax is already due,” Tallian says. “It’s a question of who is going to collect it and how it’s going to be done.”
Tallian says she also wants to explore allowing local municipalities to enact their own innkeeper’s taxes for short-term rentals.
“Which would cover some of the small areas where they’ve got these,” Tallian says.
Tallian says she and the House author of the short-term rental regulations bill, Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne), have agreed to study tax issues before next session.