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Airbnb and Quebec announce first tourist-tax agreement in Canada

Staff Writer | August 30, 2017
Airbnb and the Government of Quebec have finalized the first-ever tax remittance agreement in Canada, which will allow Airbnb to collect and remit the tax on lodging on behalf of the hosts on its home-sharing platform.
Alex Dagg
Canada   Airbnb will automatically collect and remit tax
"As the first-of-its-kind tax agreement in this country, this is a landmark announcement and defining moment for Airbnb in Canada," said Alex Dagg, Public Policy Manager for Canada. "The agreement in Quebec is an example of how Airbnb and government officials can work together as partners."

Starting October 1, 2017, Airbnb will automatically collect and remit the 3.5 percent tax on lodging on bookings made in any of Quebec's 22 tourist regions making the process seamless and easy for both hosts and the province.

In the last year, Airbnb has supported almost one million guest arrivals in Quebec.