Short-term rentals a complex issue

LENOX — Fair fight. Level playing field. Those catchphrases were heard repeatedly this past week when state lawmakers chose Berkshire County for a public hearing on the likelihood that the state and local communities will tax homeowners who rent space to short-term guests via Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway, FlipKey and other […]

Don’t just tax Airbnb rentals — regulate them, too

  To tax or not to tax Airbnb-style rentals, there should be no question about it. Of course travelers booking a stay at a house or an apartment through an online portal should be taxed — just as they are at hotels — and there appears to be enough momentum […]

Representative Michlewitz 2017-2018 Legislative Proposals

Legislative Proposals for 2017-2018 Session This session, I have filed twenty four (24) pieces of legislation, here are a few highlights and priorities I will be focusing on the next two years: 1) Short-Term Residential Rentals Directs short-term rentals to be registered with State & City Three Different categories of […]