Massachusetts House Bill Would Tax, Regulate Airbnb, Other Rentals

A bill Massachusetts lawmakers are considering would place taxes on short-term rentals, including those made available through online platforms such as Airbnb. The legislation calls for a three-tiered state tax on short-term rentals and gives cities and towns the option of imposing further excise taxes. The bill would impose a […]

Greenway deal could clear the way for Winthrop Square tower

The City of Boston, Baker administration officials, and key Beacon Hill lawmakers have reached a tentative agreement on a deal that would smooth the way for a massive skyscraper to rise over Winthrop Square and could help finance the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway over the next decade. State Representative Aaron […]

Battle lines drawn over short-term rental tax

    HYANNIS — Lawmakers considering a short-term rental tax took their show on the road Monday, visiting Barnstable Town Hall to gauge public sentiment on the proposal. “We’re here to listen,” said state Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, D-Boston, co-chairman of the Joint Committee on Financial Services.  They got an earful. […]