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Airbnb to start collecting Florida tourist taxes beginning Dec. 1

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The growth of vacation rental website Airbnb has exploded in Florida (as it has across the nation) in recent years, but it’s also alienated local government officials because its unlicensed vacation rentals have escaped being hit with sales or tourist development taxes. That will soon change. The San Francisco based tech-company that allows people to rent out their homes or rooms to travelers has made an agreement with county and state officials in Florida, and will begin collecting occupancy taxes beginning Dec. 1. “We’re thrilled,”…

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