My city now requires a host to have a short term rental permit to operate. In the application, it asks for the Hotel Occupancy Tax Account Number. Since Airbnb handles the occupancy tax, can they provide it for me? If there's no account number, how do I go about providing proof to the city that I (or Airbnb) do pay the tax? I would like to ask here first before I call Airbnb. Thanks in advance.
@Suy62 I don't think you will get any such number from Airbnb. Rules vary by locality, but in my localities at least you have to get all registration numbers etc. from federal/local authorities. In your shoes I would consult a CPA in your area who is familiar with reporting for Airbnb.