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Saratoga Springs wants Airbnb, hotel guests to pay same taxes

Mark Mulholland & WNYT Staff
Created: February 14, 2020 07:18 PM

Saratoga Springs wants Airbnb guests to start paying the same taxes hotel guests do.

Officials at the City Center say each guest who stays at an Airbnb does not pay the so-called Bed Tax.

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That six-percent occupancy tax helps the Convention and Tourism Bureau and the City Center bring in more business.

Mayor Meg Kelly has also expressed concerns over safety, especially with increasing Airbnb attendance during busy tourist months.

The City Council will take up the issue Tuesday night.

Hear more of the mayor's concerns, by watching the video of Mark Mulholland's story.


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