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Airbnb Sued in Georgia for Failing to Collect Occupancy Taxes

Feb. 3, 2020, 4:40 PM

Airbnb Inc. failed to collect taxes and comply with occupancy tax rules, several Georgia counties and cities said.

Led by Hart County and the cities of Rome, Cartersville, and Tybee Island, the group’s proposed statewide class action seeks more than $5 million in damages, including for allegedly deceptive business practices, according to the complaint.

Airbnb refused multiple requests to collect and remit excise taxes, according to the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The group asked the court to bar Airbnb from future occupancy tax violations and to ...