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Airbnb reaches agreement with Hillsborough County over tourist taxes

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Airbnb has reached an agreement Wednesday with the Hillsborough County Tax Collector Office, in a deal that could immediately add thousands of dollars in county revenue. Home hosts in Hillsborough will begin paying bed taxes for overnight guests, which is estimated at about one-quarter million dollars a year. Airbnb will collect and remit taxes from 838 property owners countywide who rent out bedrooms, apartments and even entire houses as lodging for visitors, Hillsborough County Tax Collector Doug Belden said in a statement…

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22-story apartment building planned to replace troubled Onyx night club

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Last spring the long-troubled Onyx nightclub closed its doors after years of illegal drug activity and at least one shooting. Now the space located at 211 Third St. S. is slated for something all new:  a 22-story apartment tower. According to St. Pete Rising, Ken Heretick of Vector Properties currently owns the property. American Land Ventures has entered into a contract to purchase the space. The plans are a welcome change to the block after the troubled history of parts…

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