Under the pressure of Bercy, Airbnb agrees to some concessions

Airbnb has let go of a little ballast. Monday, December 11, at the end of a meeting with Bruno Le Maire, minister of economy and finance and Gérald Darmanin, minister of the action and of the public accounts, and Emmanuel Marill, director France of the site of temporary rentals, is committed to ensuring that Airbnb ” waives the right to any use of the Payoneer prepaid on the French market “, said a press release of the ministry of economy.

A first victory for the government, which décolérait not since the beginning of December, the radio France Info revealed that Airbnb invited for the past three years, some of the owners of the accommodation to be paid through a credit card, rechargeable emitted from Gibraltar. A tip forensic to escape to the tax authorities. The revelation of this practice had caused an uproar not only of the government but also of the city hall of Paris and the professionals of the hospitality industry.

A ” constructive dialogue ”

This change of Airbnb with regard to the use of his card Payoneer only meets half Ian Brossat, deputy mayor of Paris in charge of housing : “This is the story of the glass half-full, but little by little, Airbnb will eventually be forced to comply with the rules. “Airbnb has been” once more whistled out of the game “, Roland point Héguy, president of the Union des métiers et des industries de l’hotellerie (UMIH).

The convocation of Emmanuel Marill has also been the opportunity to Bercy for a “constructive dialogue” in order to reattach the part of the tax platforms of touristic locations. In addition to the obligation for Airbnb and its ilk “to report to the hosts that they should declare the income derived from their locations, the platforms will also need” in the future, declare themselves the income they pay to their clients “.

This injunction is a result of an amendment adopted in the framework of the finance law amendment…

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