Hawaii: Airbnb has acknowledged hosts not paying all taxes
Wednesday, 6 February 2019 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii says a judge should compel Airbnb to hand over 10 years of receipts and other documents from its hosts because the home-sharing platform has acknowledged that hosts aren't fully complying with state tax laws. Hawaii has asked a judge to allow it to subpoena Airbnb to help it find which hosts haven't paid the state's equivalent of hotel and sales taxes. The state attorney general noted in a court filing Monday that Airbnb suggested legislation that would allow it to register as a Hawaii tax collection agent to ensure its hosts pay taxes. It says such legislation wouldn't be necessary if hosts were tax compliant.