Airbnb has partnered with the City of Orinda on a new tax agreement, collecting and remitting the 8.5% Transient Occupancy Tax on all eligible bookings in the city.
Guests will be charged the appropriate tax on their Airbnb bill and the company will then remit to the city the taxes collected.
“Airbnb hosts in Orinda offer travelers an opportunity to experience Easy Bay living like a local, and we are excited to partner with the city to make it easier for our hosts and guests to pay their fair share of taxes,” said Marisa Moret, Airbnb Public Policy Manager. “Orinda is a great option for business travelers and for families looking for affordable Bay Area accommodations and we look forward to continued work with the city to welcome more guests to the the region!”
The City’s recently-adopted Short-Term Rental (STR) ordinance, which requires registration and imposes some new rules on STRs, becomes effective on October 5. With this new agreement, Orinda joins a list of more than 310 jurisdictions globally where Airbnb has collected and remitted more than $300 million in hotel and tourist taxes.