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Airbnb Refuses Mexican Government’s Pilot Tax Program

  • Home-sharing platform would have collected hosts’ income tax
  • Other governments are seeking tax information on the rentals
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Airbnb Inc. has stepped away from negotiations with Mexico that would have required the home-sharing website to collect income tax from its hosts and send the money to the government, according to a person familiar with the talks.

After a year of discussions, an agreement was close: The company was to give the Finance Ministry a monthly report of taxpayer info and how much income each host generated. The company would also withhold a single-digit income tax, which it would remit to the government, according to the person, who asked not to be named because the information isn’t public.