Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Airbnb Begins Collecting Lodging Taxes for Rooms in Wyoming

denisvrublevski, ThinkStock
denisvrublevski, ThinkStock

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Officials from the short-term rental online marketplace Airbnb have agreed to begin collecting lodging taxes on behalf of the state of Wyoming as part of a new tax agreement.

Prior to the agreement, Airbnb hosts were expected to collect lodging taxes from users themselves and send the funds to the state. State Department of Revenue Director Dan Noble says this was rarely carried out.

Last year, the department decided to ask Airbnb to take the burden upon itself.

Noble says since Aug. 1, the company has been collecting lodging taxes from the total room cost.

The move comes just as Airbnb is expecting a large influx of new users visiting various states including Wyoming for the upcoming solar eclipse.

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://laramielive.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Laramie Rewards quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Laramie Rewards contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.