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Airbnb to remit $1.2M to Arkansas

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Airbnb says it plans to remit about $1.2 million in collected tax revenue to Arkansas.
    
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the short-term lodging company said in a statement Monday that during its first year of a voluntary agreement, it charged guests three separate state taxes.
    
In addition to paying a base fee, Airbnb guests last year paid a 6.5 percent state gross receipts tax, a 2 percent state tourism tax, and a local sales and use tax.
    
Laura Spanjian is Airbnb's public policy director for Arkansas. She says the company is pleased it can assist in welcoming a growing number of visitors to the state, while also generating new revenue.
    
Airbnb figures show the average host in Arkansas earned $4,600. The company has more than 1,600 Arkansas residences registered to its site.
    
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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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