SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Airbnb began collecting hotel taxes Tuesday for all of its reservations in Portland, Oregon and is expected to soon do the same in San Francisco.
City supervisors said the 14-percent hotel tax coming in from the home-sharing rental website would bring in millions of dollars in new revenue. Airbnb has already agreed to pay the tax.READ MORE: UPDATE: 1 Dead, 5 Wounded in Saturday Evening Shooting at Oakland's Lake Merritt
Residents who make money sharing through the site are finding it harder to fly under the radar. Landlords are complaining about lease violations, neighbors about strangers and the city about unpaid hotel tax.READ MORE: UPDATE: PG&E Restores Power To More Than 50,000 East Bay Customers