Airbnb criticized the passing of a law to regulate non-traditional hosting. It was done too suddenly, without taking the company’s or hosts’ positions into account, states the company.
On the other hand, the deputy driving the regulations, Pablo H. Abarca, states they have been meeting with Airbnb for three years and it is the company that is not complying with promises.
Charging tax on non-traditional housing is not a new idea. In question, rather, is how to withhold it and how to have a procedure that works for all parties involved, the company, hosts, guests, and government.
We can expect many hosts to leave the platform and stop renting because the regulations are too strict and cost too high. The draft would require expenses like hiring lawyers and accountants and adapting the homes by adding ramps and other facilities.