From Buffalo to the Bronx, Syracuse to Suffolk County, Airbnb hosts from across New York rely on home sharing as a means to get by in an increasingly expensive state.
For guests, New York is one of the premier travel destinations in the world, but it doesn’t come cheap for those who simply cannot afford hotel prices. Home sharing helps bring the promise of the tourist economy to neighborhoods, cities and towns long ignored by guidebooks while providing guests with an affordable, personal way to appreciate them.
Airbnb Hosts Go to Albany
We look forward to adding New York City and New York State to the growing list of municipalities where we collect and remit transient occupancy taxes. For now, New York lawmakers have declined to act, keeping in place outdated laws created for large hotels with teams of lawyers and accountants to handle their tax obligations, not regular people who share the homes in which they live on occasion.