By Steven Totten | Phoenix Business Journal
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and San Francisco-based home-sharing service Airbnb Inc. have announced a new partnership that will help streamline the service in the state.
The partnership connects Airbnb with the Arizona Department of Revenue, in which the home-sharing company will electronically file and pay the state and local transaction privilege taxes due on behalf of its customers in Arizona. Starting in January, Airbnb will collect and remit the 5.5 percent Short Term Rental Accommodations tax. Guests will be charged the appropriate taxes on their Airbnb bill and they will remit the taxes collected to the city.